Miquela Craytor

Director of NYC Industrial and Income Mobility Initiatives, NYCEDC

Miquela Craytor is the Director of NYC Industrial and Income Mobility Initiatives for the Center for Economic Transformation Team at the NYC Economic Development Corporation.  Her Income Mobility work consists of overseeing a $10.2 million suite of pilot initiatives to work with lower income wage earners to connect them to work opportunities in the knowledge economy.  In her Industrial Policy work, Ms. Craytor oversees the city’s revived policy efforts concerning New York’s industrial sector. Projects include the “NYC Crafted: State of Local Manufacturing” Fall 2013 report and overseeing the expansion of the Industrial Boundary Zone program.  She was formally the executive director at Sustainable South Bronx.  In her former role, she oversaw implementation of several community-based planning, policy and design initiatives.  These included expansion of a nationally-recognized green-collar training program, launching the MIT sponsored SSBx FabLab and New York State’s first green roof tax incentive.  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.  She has formerly served on the advisory boards of the NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection’s Green Infrastructure Committee, DC Project, Green Jobs Green NY and the NYC Chapter of the Apollo Alliance.  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 Catto Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a 2010 BMW Transatlantic Fellow.