By Naeisha Rose

In 2016 State Assemblyman Clyde Vanel won a five-way race to represent the 33rd Assembly district of New York, making him one of five members of the state’s Legislature who is of Haitian descent. He would later be re-elected in 2018 with a landslide victory.

As the chair of the Subcommittee on Internet and Technologies in the state Assembly, Vanel wants to ensure a brighter future for his constituents in Southeast Queens through technology and entrepreneurship.

Our goal is to help small businesses “modernize” by helping them work with Small Business Services, he said, and to create opportunities for young people to monetize what they do through technology.

“For small businesses, we work with Small Business Services to help modernize the business,” said Vanel. “For young people, I say that technology allows you to monetize what you do.”


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Naeisha Rose

Naeisha Rose is a multimedia journalist and graduate of the Arts & Culture and Broadcast programs at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She has experience working on independent short films, short...