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Miquela Craytor is the Executive Director of the Industrial Partnership at New York City’s Small Business Services Agency. She oversees the mayoral effort to bring systemic change to improve the business environment for Industrial Companies in NYC. Previously she was the Director of Industrial Policy at the NYC Economic Development Corporation. Her work there consisted of overseeing the city's revived industrial policy efforts. Projects include the city-wide Industrial Action Plan and overseeing the Futureworks NYC initiatives, a $13 million suite of investments in advanced manufacturing services. She was formerly the executive director at Sustainable South Bronx for over 3 years. Ms. Craytor also served as the Senior Planner for Economic Development in the economic arm of the Bronx Borough President's office.
Ms. Craytor is a nationally-recognized advocate for using sustainable development to address reinvestment in under-served communities. Ms. Craytor received her BA in planning, public policy, and management from the Honors College at the University of Oregon and her MS in city and regional planning from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She is also a 2010 BMW Transatlantic Fellow. Ms. Craytor also serves on the board of the NYC Workforce Development Corporation. She is a Fellow of the second class of the Catto Fellow Program of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.