Empowering New York’s Asian American Community Since 1989

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Economic Development

Growing and Sustaining Asian Small Businesses in NYC

All Asian Americans deserve an equal shot at economic opportunity and AAF is working to help our communities sustain, promote and grow their businesses. Our goal is to ensure that Chinese, Korean, Indian, Bengali and other pan-Asian small business owners continue their legacy of vital contributions to New York City’s economy.

AAF’s Small Business Program acts as a critical bridge between merchants and government agencies; builds relationships with elected officials to secure a favorable environment for Asian small business owners; gathers and shares critical data on various aspects of Asian small businesses; promotes solidarity between ethnic business associations; strengthens the capacity of Asian small business owners to play leadership roles in promoting their own welfare so they can secure a bright future for themselves and future generations.

LATEST HIGHLIGHTS

The Impact of COVID-19 on Asian American Employment in NYC
NYC’S Economic Engine: Contributions & Challenges of Asian Small Businesses (2016)

Latest Research

The Impact of COVID-19 on Asian American Employment in NYC
NYC’S Economic Engine: Contributions & Challenges of Asian Small Businesses (2016)
Making America Work: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the Workforce and Business (2014)

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