Congratulations, John Wang, on achieving well-deserved recognition in The 2023 Economic Development Power 100! 🌟 Your dedication, expertise, and contributions have truly set you apart. It's not just a personal victory; it's a testament to your exceptional leadership and commitment to economic development.
Your achievements inspire us all and make a significant impact on the community. Wishing you continued success and more milestones ahead.
John Wang, President and Founder, Asian American Business Development Center
John Wang is President of the Asian American Business Development Center, Inc. (AABDC) which he founded in 1994. AABDC is a unique non-profit consulting organization, originally established to provide technical and professional assistance to Asian American small businesses. Under John’s leadership, AABDC has established a distinguished track record and leadership role in promoting U.S.-China trade through organizing trade missions, seminars and workshops, conferences and trade shows, and networking events in the U.S. and in China since 2000.
In 2008, John founded the New York in China Center with the goal of creating a New York presence in China to help New York businesses access the China market and attract Chinese investment to New York. More recently, he has also begun collaboration with other key minority groups with the aim of launching a New Majority Alliance that will pool the strengths and promote collaboration among the Asian, Hispanic and African American business communities.
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul in June 2022 announced John Wang will serve on the Empire State Development Board of Directors. Mr. Wang is the first Asian American to be nominated to the ESD board.