Staff

MIBA staff are experts in their fields with backgrounds in business development, finance, public administration, non-profits, urban planning and the energy sector.

 
 
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Quincy Ely-Cate

Manager of Industrial Business Services
qelycate@bocnet.org
718-532-2950

As a business and economic development specialist, Quincy believes that inclusive economic growth is a catalyst for positive change in communities.  In his current role as Director of Industrial Business Development at BOC Network and Director of the Maspeth Industrial Business Association (MIBA), he helps industrial and manufacturing businesses in Central Queens and East Brooklyn to gain access to financing and economic incentives, develop growth strategies, navigate government regulations and advocate in the community.  Prior to his work with BOC and MIBA he launched a successful real estate company in Guatemala, where he lived for 8 years, and led multiple real estate development projects. Quincy holds a BA in Economics and Spanish from Trinity University and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with a focus on Entrepreneurship from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. After graduating, he continued his master’s project creating a start-up company dedicated to the large-scale production of biochar, a carbon-negative technology that mitigates climate change and improves soil health.  As a consultant for the project he headed the transformation of a 70-acre coffee farm in Antigua, Guatemala into an integrated mixed-use park that supports businesses and initiatives in education, culture, technology, and environmental sustainability.

 
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Michael Devigne

Business Account Manager
mdevigne@bocnet.org
718-532-2950

Michael joined the BOC team in November of 2017 and has since worked as a Business Account Manager and for BOC and MIBA.  He recently received his Master of Urban Planning from Hunter College while interning for Evergreen Business Exchange and Long Island City Partnership with both of their Industrial Teams. Prior to Michael’s foray into economic development, he was long-time employee in Manhattan’s Garment District shipping high end fashions across the globe.  As a former industrial worker Michael has first hand knowledge of how vital industrial jobs are to working class New Yorkers. When he is not working at BOC or MIBA he is working to tame his unruly Chihuahua named Chorizo.