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About the LMEC

Commission Description

The Commission advises the Mayor on business development and retention strategies for the Latin media and entertainment industry.



LMEC Goals

Develop a strategic plan to retain, recruit, and expand Latin media and entertainment productions, businesses, and jobs in New York City.


Develop a strategic plan for New York City to attract and host high-profile Latin entertainment productions and events and to support and create New York based events.


Commission Membership
The Commission is made up of leaders from the Latin and mainstream media industry, community leaders from the nonprofit and cultural sectors, and leading executives from the financial, advertising, publishing, new media, and real estate sectors.

The heads of seven City agencies, under the direction of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, serve on the commission as ex officio members.



Message from the Chair
Chair Mario L. BaezaNew York City was the cultural capital for Latin music, arts and entertainment for years. For a variety of reasons, New York City stood idly by while the center of Latin music, culture and entertainment quietly moved away to other interested and determined cities. These new centers understood the importance of the Latin culture not only as a source of local enrichment, but also as a means to attract international tourism.

But that has changed. Under Mayor Bloomberg's leadership, the Latin Media & Entertainment Commission, which I'm proud to chair, has been working diligently to make New York City again the Latin media and entertainment capital of the world.

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Message from Willie Colon
Willie ColónNew York has always been the center of urban music. Salsa was born in New York not only because we have the most diverse Latino population in the world, but also because it is here where the Latino community meets the other two-thirds of all New Yorkers.

The wonderful diverse Latino population of New York brings together talent in a mix of cultures, beats, music, traditions, and customs. We're creating a new genre of film, theater, music, and major events that support the arts in Latin New York.

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