City of New York – Office of the Mayor, Division for the International Business, Commission for the United Nations, Consular Corps and Protocol
Carlton Vann is the Director of the Division for International Business at the Commission for the United Nations, Consular Corps, and Protocol in the New York City Mayor’s Office. Mr. Vann has worked in both government and the private sector the U.S., Russia and Japan. Prior to moving to New York, he was the business development manager for a Japanese consulting company in Tokyo. He holds an A.B. in government from Harvard and an M.A./M.B.A. from Columbia.
The Division for International Business, part of the NYC Commission for the United Nations, Consular Corps and Protocol, plays a role in attracting foreign businesses and investment to New York City by providing overseas companies with a customized information and referral service to encourage them to open or expand operations in the five boroughs.
Through our established relationships with the consular corps, foreign trade commissioners, city, state, federal agencies, and the private sector, we provide companies with the information they need to start business in New York City, including:
- access to public and private sector resources, trade organizations, and local business associations
- an introduction to the NYC Bar Association, which will arrange a one-hour pro bono consultation with an attorney who can advise on issues related to business visas, incorporation, and taxes
- local knowledge and guidance on U.S. business culture and government regulations
- a review of company objectives and needs so that we can make useful introductions
The International Business Directory is a compendium of almost 2,000 foreign-based businesses that are located within New York City’s five boroughs. www.nyc.gov/ibd