The Urban League of Rochester's Business Development Center assists minorities and women in launching and growing their businesses through classroom instruction and one-on-one technical assistance. We also assist dislocated workers, the disabled, as well as aspiring small businesspersons in the start-up, development and/or expansion of independent self-owned micro enterprise ventures. The Center is one of 20 Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) Centers in NY State, funded by New York State's Empire State Development.
The Urban League of Rochester has been an EAP Center for more than 23 years and is a past recipient of two EAP Awards For Excellence for "Outstanding Program Performance" and "Achievement and Dedication to the Entrepreneurs of New York State." The program is also funded by State Farm Insurance companies and the Women's Foundation of Genesee Valley.