Civic Hall and The Business Council of New York State Announce Strategic Partnership

New York, NY (January 31, 2024)—Civic Hall, the pioneering hub for innovation and training in New York’s tech ecosystem, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with The Business Council of New York State, the state’s foremost advocate for businesses. This collaboration solidifies Civic Hall’s role as the official NYC headquarters for The Business Council of New York State, further enhancing New York’s position as a hub for innovation and economic growth.

Located at Union Square in the state-of-the-art Zero Irving building, Civic Hall is an 85,000-square-foot training center, business incubator, and innovation ecosystem with a mission to catalyze innovation, education, and collaboration, it serves as the nucleus for entrepreneurial growth, and educational innovations in NYC’s bustling tech community.

The members of Business Council of New York State are driving economic activity and growth in the innovation and tech sector and will partner with Civic Hall to help meet workforce demand in NYC and the rest of the state. The partnership will also as well as provide business incubator opportunities for the Business Council of New York State’s members at Civic Hall’s state-of-the-art facility which is in the heart of the NYC technology ecosystem.

“We are proud to have partnered with Civic Hall, a highly respected organization whose goals of fostering and strengthening economic growth and a strong workforce closely align with The Business Council. This collaboration helps us better serve our current New York City members while providing an opportunity to attract new members to help strengthen our pro-business agenda,” said Heather C. Mulligan, President & CEO of the New York State Business Council, Inc.

“We are thrilled that the New York State Business Council has joined forces with Civic Hall—New York’s leading innovation and entrepreneurial hub. This powerful partnership will address the pressing workforce demands of the business and industry sectors, propelling sustainable economic growth throughout the state of New York,” said Jim Malatras, Chief Strategy Officer & Senior VP for Education, The Fedcap Group—the parent organization of Civic Hall.

ABOUT CIVIC HALL

Civic Hall is a member of The Fedcap Group. Civic Hall’s mission is to support and enable best-in-class programs that help close the digital skills divide and plan for the needs of tomorrow’s workforce. Civic Hall will facilitate groundbreaking partnerships among high-impact tenants, civic and social innovators, workforce training partners, and NYC’s diverse employer ecosystem to work collectively to meet the educational and professional needs of all New Yorkers, especially those from communities too often left behind. For more information about membership opportunities, please visit civichall.org.

ABOUT THE BUSINESS COUNCIL OF NEW YORK STATE

The Business Council of New York State, Inc., is the leading business organization representing the interests of large and small firms across the state. With over 3,000 member companies, local chambers of commerce, and professional associations, BCNYS advocates for a healthier business climate, economic growth, and job creation.

For media inquiries or more information, contact:

Josh Vlasto, for The Fedcap Group/Civic Hall (josh@joshvlasto.com)

Pat Bailey, The Business Council of New York State, Inc. (patrick.bailey@bcnys.org)

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