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Introducing Futureworks NYC!

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New Yorkers are creators. 

From industrial warehouses to modern 3D printing facilities, look around and you'll find a wellspring of creative innovation emerging from New York City’s vast manufacturing ecosystem. Yet manufacturing, which already provides good jobs to over 75,000 New Yorkers, is hitting a critical turning point.

About Futureworks NYC

Last November, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled an action plan to grow 21st-century industrial and manufacturing jobs in NYC.

A hallmark initiative of the action plan is 

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Rising to the Challenge: New America

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New America has a vision: to promote vibrant and resilient communities through equitable access to broadband.

In 2012, just months before Sandy, New America - a Washington DC-based public policy think tank and civic enterprise - worked closely with a local community group, Red Hook Initiative, to pilot a mesh network in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Accompanying this was a digital skills training program for local residents called “Digital Stewards.”

The pilot was intended to provide essential services in a community with lower broadband adoption rates than...

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A Closer Look At Bitcoin

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By Kimberly Grauer, Project Manager, Economic Research and Analysis

You may have heard of Bitcoin, the entirely digital currency that was founded in 2009 by an unknown programmer operating under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakatomo.  

Unlike traditional government-backed fiat currencies, Bitcoin is decentralized and regulated through advanced encryption techniques. With a history of marked volatility and an infamous role in marketplaces for illicit goods such as Silk Road, people have questioned the legitimacy and safety of using Bitcoins.

Yet the value of Bitcoins in circulation has grown...

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Spotlight on Made in NY Fashion Designer: PIECE

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This December, more than 100 designers showcased their products at the City's first-ever Made in NY Fashion pop-up.

Curated by Not Just a Label and hosted at the Waldorf Astoria, the popup shop displayed more than 400 items among men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, and jewelry - with 95% of all proceeds going directly back to the designers.

While the pop-up is now over, we're continuing to shine the spotlight on the local talent who brought life to the store - and our fashion ecosystem as a whole.

Today, we feature

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December Economic Snapshot: Charitable Giving in NYC

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By Matt Gordon, Project Manager, Economic and Research Analysis 

‘Tis the season for fundraisers, galas, and giving!

Some surveys indicate that as much as 40% of all charitable donations occur in December. This month’s economic snapshot looks at the data on charitable donations to shed some light on the giving economy in NYC.

As the headquarters for many of the world’s largest foundations, New York State ranks first in the nation in total giving. New York based foundations...

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Spotlight on Made in NY Fashion Designer: Voz

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From December 4 - December 13, more than 100 designers showcased their products at the City's first-ever Made in NY Fashion pop-up.

Curated by Not Just a Label and hosted at the Waldorf Astoria, the popup shop displayed more than 400 items among men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, and jewelry - with 95% of all proceeds going directly back to the designers.

While the pop-up is now over, we're continuing to shine the spotlight on the local talent who brought life to the store - and our fashion ecosystem as a...

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Announcing Innovate NYC: The Shared Resource Challenge

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By Alysa Hannon, Senior Project Manager, Social Capital Desk, Center for Economic Transformation

On December 7, NYCEDC's Social Capital Desk celebrated the launch of Innovate NYC.

Twenty student-social entrepreneurs, selected from across 10 institutions of higher education in New York City, were announced as the first cohort of this new landmark program. Created and implemented...

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Spotlight on Made in NY Fashion Designer: Mimi Prober

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This week, more than 100 designers are showcasing their products at the City's first-ever Made in NY Fashion pop-up.

Curated by Not Just a Label and hosted at the Waldorf Astoria, the popup shop showcases more than 400 items among men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, and jewelry - with 95% of all proceeds going directly back to the designers.

Mimi Prober Corset

Among the items displayed are designer Mimi Prober's one-of-a-kind handcrafted garments made from antique textiles. Awarded...

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Spotlight on Made in NY Fashion Designer: Rue Mercer

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 Ashley Dingess

This week, more than 100 designers are showcasing their Made in NY products at the Not Just a Label | Made in NY Fashion pop-up.

From fancy bike gear to cashmere, there are more than 400 items to shop at the City's first-ever Made in NY Fashion pop-up including men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, and jewelry - with 95% of all proceeds going directly back to the designers.

Julie Luyindula and Pamela Semmache are two of these talented designers. Both have been involved in fashion for several years....

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November Economic Snapshot: New York City Commercial Office Forecast 2025

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November 2015 Economic Snapshot - Commercial Office Forecast 2025

By Kristina Pecorelli, Assistant Vice President, Economic Research & Analysis

Firms in the city’s flourishing tech, creative, and innovation sectors are looking for flexible, creative, wired space.

And they are increasingly looking to boroughs outside of Manhattan to find it.

This month’s

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