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Thinking Ahead: The Coding Economy

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Flatiron Coders

This is the first post in NYCEDC’s Thinking Ahead series, which features editorials from New York City leaders and influencers across key sectors and neighborhoods to foster dialogue around the issues impacting our city.

The following post is written by Adam Enbar, who co-founded The Flatiron School in October 2012. The Flatiron School teaches passionate and creative people mobile and web development. Since October 2012, the school has trained hundreds of web and iOS developers, including

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Thinking Ahead: An Introduction

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Thinking Ahead

What does the future of New York City hold?

It’s no small question, but here at NYCEDC it’s among the big questions that drive us every day.

There are many: how do we develop opportunities for New Yorkers at all rungs of the economic ladder? How can we creatively use resources to improve transportation and housing? How do we foster the next generation of talent? Most fundamentally: How do we make New York City the best place to live, work, play, and raise a family?

We have the privilege of working with...

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Meet the Makers: Manufacture NY

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bob bland

The future of NYC's fashion manufacturing is bright.

In the December episode of our Meet the Makers podcast series, Miquela Craytor, the director of the Industrial Desk, sits down with Bob Bland, the founder of Manufacture NY, a fashion design and production incubator for independent designers.

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Spotlight on Next Top Maker Fellow: Kinograph

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kinograph

New York's Next Top Makers is a NYCEDC-run program that brings together creators, designers, and problem solvers to encourage innovation and local manufacturing in New York City. Over the course of the next few weeks, we'll be running profiles from each of the six chosen Fellows who will enter a yearlong Studio Incubation program to develop their prototype through access to mentorship, expertise, tools, and other resources.

By Matthew Epler, Founder of Kinograph, 2014...

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Next Top Maker

Venture Capital in New York, Q3 2014

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q3 tech trends

By Kyle Marks, Economics Research and Analysis Project Manager

The latest quarterly figures from CB Insights and PricewaterhouseCoopers are in, and they indicate continued growth of venture capital funding in New York.

Our Q3 Tech Trends and Insights report reveals that the third quarter of 2014 saw the largest amount of VC funding in New York since Q3 2000. New York’s deals fell 9% from Q2 2014, while...

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Kickstarter Inspires New York's Next Top Makers

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We’re all capable of creating incredible things.

Kickstarter is a global crowdfunding platform that enables people to bring creative projects to life. Since its launch in April 2009, the company has received over $1 billion in pledges from over 7 million donors to fund 74,000 projects. 

Proudly made in NY, Kickstarter fosters an inventive and entrepreneurial atmosphere at its Greenpoint, Brooklyn headquarters in a former pencil...

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Next Top Maker

NYC: A Leader In Life Sciences

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life sci

Building upon its world-class teaching hospitals, highly developed philanthropic community, and close proximity to the large life science clusters in neighboring counties, New York City’s commercial life science industry has recently gained momentum.

As of 2013, there were approximately 13,700 life science jobs within NYC. These jobs were mostly in research and development, but also in medical device manufacturing and pharmaceutical manufacturing. This is small compared to other major industries in NYC, comprising just 0.4% of private employment. However, the larger New York-Long Island-Northern NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area...

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Life Sciences

Spotlight on Next Top Maker Fellow: DIYAbility

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capacita

New York's Next Top Makers is a NYCEDC-run program that brings together creators, designers, and problem solvers to encourage innovation and local manufacturing in New York City. Over the course of the next few weeks, we'll be running profiles from each of the six chosen Fellows who will enter a yearlong Studio Incubation program to develop their prototype through access to mentorship, expertise, tools, and other resources.

By Holly Cohen, Co-Founder of DIYAbility, 2014 NYC Next Top Makers Fellow

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Next Top Maker

Meet the Makers: Episode 2

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Industrial business is on our minds and in the news these days.

At NYCEDC, we work regularly with industrial businesses, advocates, and entrepreneurs to devise and implement programs to support manufacturing in the city. 

In the November episode of our Meet the Makers podcast series, Miquela Craytor, the director of the Industrial Desk, sits down with David Lee, the co-founder of KD New York, an apparel and dancewear company based in the Bronx. Meet the Makers shares the stories of manufacturers who live and work right here in NYC.

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A Taste of Essex Street Market: Brooklyn Taco

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brooklyn taco

A historic culinary destination on the Lower East Side, Essex Street Market is home to more than 20 independent merchants. This series features the characters that make up the bustling corner of Delancey and Essex Street.

Great tacos come with an assortment of fresh ingredients. 

Take it from Brooklyn Taco in Essex Street Market. These taco slingers pack...

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