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Beth Goldberg, District Director

Beth Goldberg

Beth Goldberg

Beth Goldberg was appointed District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s New York district office on January 26, 2015.

As District Director, Ms. Goldberg is responsible for overseeing the delivery and efficiency of all SBA programs and services to the greater New York small business community, which includes the 14 counties of New York City, Long Island and the lower Mid-Hudson Valley.

There are approximately 1.6 million small businesses in the district that employ over five million people, with a payroll of $322.7 billion. In addition to the main office in New York City, the district has a branch office in Long Island.

Beth Goldberg was appointed District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s New York district office on January 26, 2015.

As District Director, Ms. Goldberg is responsible for overseeing the delivery and efficiency of all SBA programs and services to the greater New York small business community, which includes the 14 counties of New York City, Long Island and the lower Mid-Hudson Valley.

Before joining the federal government, Ms. Goldberg specialized in the field of economic development and founded Auric Ventures, Ltd., a firm dedicated to facilitating the relationship between corporate America and government. She later formed two subsidiary corporations -- Auric Properties, Inc. and Auric Healthcare Solutions, LLC-- in order to provide more specific consulting services to clients.

Prior, Ms. Goldberg served as Director of Finance and Development and later as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), where she was the lead consultant on economic development matters to the President of the Borough of Brooklyn, the Mayor of the City of New York and the Governor of the State of New York. Under her leadership, BEDC became the model for economic development.

In addition to developing the corporate structure for BEDC, Ms. Goldberg participated in the structuring of several billions of dollars of commercial and industrial development, including real estate, leveraged buy-outs, and mergers and acquisitions, among many other projects.

Considered as one of the architects of New York City’s economic development program, Ms. Goldberg has been called upon by U.S. and foreign-based organizations to assess and evaluate economic incentive and investment programs. She has served on the Board of Directors of various non-profit organizations and currently participates in a global green energy committee that analyzes alternative energy projects from around the world.

Ms. Goldberg earned a Master’s of Science in Social Work, with a specialization in Industrial Social Welfare from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Science with a dual major in Psychology and Political Science from Brooklyn College.

The daughter of trade magazine publishers, Ms. Goldberg is married and has two children.