Since 1993, the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation has served as the premier economic development advocate serving the business community of Staten Island. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, SIEDC's mission is to enhance a thriving Staten Island economy by promoting public and private investment, and encouraging the development of commercial and industrial property and projects in an environmentally friendly manner, all of which improve the quality of life and provide broad and diverse employment opportunities. At the heart of this mission is the belief that access to economic opportunity and secure jobs is a pillar of strong communities. The experienced SIEDC staff has been responsible for introducing over $550 million in new investment and over 3,500 jobs into the Staten Island economy by providing assistance to those implementing large development projects in the Borough, while at the same time serving the smallest entrepreneur and business owner with tailored financing, procurement, or real estate assistance. Fine Art Fotos has been commissioned to photograph the members and ambassadors of the SIEDC in a series of ads that will help the general public know us better and understand what we do.