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Seth Bornstein

Queens Economic Development Corporation
Executive Director
As the Executive Director of QEDC, Seth is responsible for the direction and development of the entire organization. With the staff and the board he endeavors to create programs that will help further the mission of the QEDC. He works closely with government, community and business leaders to design and implement economic development initiatives that will best serve the community. Since being named Executive Director in 2009, Seth has transformed QEDC, significantly increasing our range of services, scope and staff. Under Seth’s tenure, we opened the Entrepreneur Space, a food and business incubator in Long Island City; increased business outreach and revitalized the Queens Tourism Council. Seth has 35 years of economic development experience.  In addition to being a founding staff member of the QEDC, he served as the Director of Economic Development for the Office of the Queens Borough President for two administrations.