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Moving to an office, retail, or industrial space is an important step in scaling your small business. See below for a list of resources and organizations that provide community support, industrial facilities,
food and retail-oriented spaces and co-working offices for small businesses.
community support

Local Listings and Community Support

New York Economic Development Corporation 

Find space in an NYCEDC-managed property, which offers tenants lower rents, long-term leases, lower energy costs.


WE NYC maintains an extensive, searchable list of workplaces suitable for small businesses.

Long Island City Partnership

Find available listings for sale or lease in Long Island City

Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation

The SBIDC has helped industrial employers thrive and residents build careers. They serve the working waterfront neighborhoods of Sunset Park, Red Hook, and Gowanus.

Industrial/ Manufacturing Spaces

Brooklyn Army Terminal

BAT offers its manufacturing tenants valuable advantages, from proximity to transit and logistics, to secure, long-term, affordable leases and a range of amenities.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

The BNYDC is an industrial park dedicated to the manufacturing industry in Brooklyn. The Yard's tenants range from a dynamic ecosystem of manufacturers, innovators, and artists.

NYC Industrial Business Zones

Industrial Business Zones (IBZs) are geographic areas that serve as safe havens for manufacturing and industrial firms.

Food and Retail-oriented Spaces

Lower Manhattan - Available Restaurant Spaces

The Downtown Alliance maintains a list of vacant storefronts in Lower Manhattan that used to have restaurant occupants and thus already have kitchens and other features needed for restaurant use.

Entrepreneur Space (Queens) 

This organization provides commercial kitchen, offices and classrooms for rent to small businesses and startups.

Urbanspace Union Square

The 10,000 sq. foot venue is curating a lineup of chefs, food entrepreneurs, and new restaurant concepts. At least 25% of the Food Hall will be reserved for use by entrepreneurs or start-ups operating for less than four years.

Institute of Culinary Education

This organization maintains an extensive list of shared, industrial kitchens and food incubators that offer affordable rates to up-and-coming chefs.

Essex Market

Essex Market is a food market with independent vendors at the intersection of Essex Street and Delancey Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Flatbush Central

A market that serves as a micro-entrepreneurship incubator and is home to 30+ Caribbean, West African, and Central American retailers and food vendors 

Moore Street Market

This dining and retail-oriented Market is located in the East Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.

La Marqueta (East Harlem)

La Marqueta in East Harlem features an incubator kitchen for food entrepreneurs.

Hot Bread Kitchen (Subleasing)

Hot Bread Kitchen offers commercial kitchen rental at sliding-scale rates and support in recipe development, product marketing and business scale-up.

FAB NYC Arts Market on Avenue B

The market features art and personally handmade goods (though not food) and happens two Saturdays each month starting July 23rd.

Co-Working Spaces

Private offices, shared office space and conference rooms for monthly and long-term rental.


LMHQ is a non-profit space created by the Downtown Alliance in order to provide meeting, event, and office spaces for small business.

Shopify NY

Shopify's entrepreneur space in SoHo has photo and podcast studios available to rent as well as free events, networking opportunities, workshops, and in-person Shopify support.


WeWork offers a one-month free trial for new members.

NY Designs

NY Designs is a business incubator offering networking opportunities and affordable studio spaces to entrepreneurs working in the design and hardware tech industries.

Bronx Technology Business Incubator 

A workspace for technology freelancers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs. They offer both shared and private work spaces at an affordable rate. 



co-working space
food/retail space
industrial / manufacturing

We know choosing, financing, and otherwise expanding to a new space can be challenging. The Pace University SBDC is here to help. Contact us to schedule a no-cost, one-on-one business counseling session.

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