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In 2006, Josephine Banks started a real estate brokerage firm based in Brooklyn.
Like many business owners, she realized that she needed to shift focus when the economy took a turn for the worse. In late 2012, Josephine rebranded her business as a company specializing in green and sustainable products and renamed it Green Tech Sustainable Solutions.
Green Tech Sustainable Solutions now fulfills contracts among commercial and residential businesses for green cleaning services and products, providing energy and green...Read More
ConnectNYC is a NYCEDC program that provides free construction and installation of fiber internet to qualified businesses. DonorsChoose.org, a recent recipient of ConnectNYC funding, is an online charity that makes it easy to help students in need through school donations.
Crucial to DonorsChoose.org's success is the ability to connect with its national audience in a cost-efficient and seamless way.
The nonprofit recently made the cover of Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World issue, the...Read More
Are you going to South by Southwest (SXSW) this year?
Heralded as one of the nation's ultimate music, film, and interactive conferences, SXSW kicks off this Friday, March 7 in Austin, Texas.
We're happy to support New York Tech Meetup (NYTM) as it brings a piece of the Big Apple to the Interactive portion of SXSW.
Join NYTM on Saturday, March 8 as...Read More
A historic culinary destination on the Lower East Side, Essex Street Market is home to more than 20 independent merchants. Over the next few months, we will feature the characters who make up the bustling corner of Delancey and Essex Street.
This week we profile Formaggio Essex, known for its wide selection of handcrafted cheeses, artisanal meats, and specialty foods. Formaggio Essex is a prime example of Essex Street Market's exquisite taste—one that makes it a true foodie destination. We spoke with general manager Andrew Clark.
In partnership with New York International, we are pleased to announce the latest version of World to NYC: the Global Industry Challenge. With a new focus on industry, instead of a specific country, World to NYC will host two new delegations in New York City as part of the challenge.
Applications are now open for the first delegation, the New Manufacturing Challenge. This round is open to companies active in new manufacturing, which...Read More
Looking good, Team USA!
Team USA made a patriotic appearance at the opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, and part of it was made in NYC.
New York Embroidery Studio, based in the Garment District, can take credit for the full and half zip worn by all U.S. Olympic coaches, support staff, and newscasters at the ceremony. Michelle Feinberg, President of New York Embroidery Studio, says the studio also made patches and embroidery for the coat and pants worn at the closing ceremony (pictured below).
It's no secret that young people love New York City.
Twenty-somethings who reside here have been the subject of many a TV show. But are they really as prevalent as pop culture would like us to think? And what about the under-18 age group?
These questions and more are answered in this month's Economic Snapshot. Our Economic and Research team defines the city's young, working population as those between the ages of 20-34. Indeed, that population has grown an average of 3% each year since 2008. As of 2012, they comprise a quarter of the city's total population. Meanwhile, NYC's under-18 population has steadily dropped to 21.4%.
Over the next few months, we will be featuring the characters who make up the bustling corner of Delancey and Essex Street.
A historic culinary destination on the Lower East Side, Essex Street Market is home to more than 20 independent merchants. This week we spoke with Emilie, an employee at Heritage Meat Shop (pictured with a chicken below). The story behind the shop reflects the market's diversity and how the people behind its businesses contribute uniquely to the NYC economy.
By Pasha Gol, Project Manager, Center for Economic Transformation
Eighty students gathered at Microsoft’s NYC headquarters in Times Square last Saturday at 9 am, eager to begin an intense, day-long adventure as part of NYC Generation Tech’s (GenTech) first NYC hackathon. Seasoned GenTech veterans were joined by students from across the five boroughs to “Code4Tomorrow.”
Their challenge: to identify ways to make a positive change in the communities where they live and to think about solutions for large social problems related to health, education, employment, and seniors. Students were asked to build a website/app...Read More
Shortly after showing at last September's Fashion Week, Becca McCharen was announced as the grand prize winner of Design Entrepreneurs NYC (DENYC), a mini-MBA program that equips select fashion designers with the business skills needed to successfully run a fashion label. Since then, the budding fashion designer has been busy designing new collections for her company, Chromat. Drawing from her training as an architect and urban designer, Becca creates garments for Chromat that are "structural...Read More