Rachel Van Tosh is the Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Business Services at the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS). In this role, Rachel oversees initiatives to help businesses start, operate, and grow in New York City. This includes oversight of nearly fifty free and low-cost services, ranging from assistance navigating government regulations to providing specialized courses in the food, childcare, and media industries. The Division provides local programming in all five boroughs through at NYC Business Solutions centers with a focus on helping businesses access the capital they need to improve their company. Rachel also oversees citywide initiatives such as WE NYC and Small Business First.
Rachel has also worked at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) in the Strategic Investments Group, where she managed a $250 million portfolio of tax and bond financing. Before her time at NYCEDC, she served as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Commissioner of SBS. Rachel received a B.A. in Political Science from Haverford College and a M.A. in City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.