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Mayor Michael Bloomberg today announced the official opening of Coney Island for the summer season, including the grand opening of the new Steeplechase Plaza, a two-acre public open space featuring the restored B&B Carousell in a state-of-the-art pavilion. The Mayor also today announced the partial re-opening of the New York Aquarium, which was damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Steeplechase Plaza features the historic B&B Carousell, which includes 50 hand-carved horses that have been meticulously restored over the last six years. The carousel is housed in a new pavilion which opens up to the Boardwalk, and sits within open space that...Read More
Another year has come and gone here on the NYCEDC blog and tumblr. We've brought you StatsBees and maps, exciting announcements and project updates, competitions and economic data. As we get ready to usher in a new year, we took a look back at our most popular blog posts of 2012!Read More
My name is Khaalid Ali, and I’m a rising senior at Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School in, Jamaica, Queens. This summer, I was given the opportunity to work as an intern within the Marketing department of New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), as part of Bank of America and the City’s pilotRead More
We are happy to announce that our NYCEDC.com redesigned website won the 2012 IMA competition's Best in Class Award for the "B2B" category!
The Best in Class award is the highest honor bestowed by the Interactive Media Awards, which recognizes excellence in website design and development. It represents the very best in planning, execution and overall professionalism. In order to win this award level, our site had to successfully pass through the IMA’s comprehensive judging process, achieving very high marks in each of their judging criteria - an achievement only...Read More
2012 participants of the Blueprint to Success Contractor Training Program. Click to enlarge.
Blueprint to Success, a contractor training program, provides in-depth and individualized technical assistance to certified M/W/DBE construction firms. The program is geared to meet their specific needs and address the business, financial, and technical management of their businesses.
Nineteen firms were selected to participate in the Blueprint to Success program, set to...Read More
We held our first World to NYC session of the year this past week and received an excellent response. With over 50 participants representing 32 companies from over 10 countries (including five Latin American nations), the program apprised key business leaders of how they can thrive in the New York City tech landscape.
The three-day event consisted of company tours, panel discussions, lectures, and multiple networking events. Panels of successful foreign entrepreneurs, legal advisors, HR representatives, and venture capitalists instructed attendees how to...Read More
NYC-based food manufacturing businesses, apply now for your chance to win an all-expense paid trip to showcase your product in a city-sponsored booth at the NASFT 2012 Summer Fancy Food Show!
The 2012 Summer Fancy Food Show is a premier international food trade event that is expected to connect more than 15,000 buyers to 250,000 specialty food products. As part of our continuing effort to strengthen the food manufacturing industry, NYCEDC has partnered with theRead More
Thank you for visiting the new NYCEDC.com site. Like the City itself, NYCEDC contains a wealth of opportunities for businesses, neighborhoods, and everyday citizens. Allow us to show you around our revamped website.
Designed with the needs of entrepreneurs, businesses, communities, and busy New Yorkers in mind, you’ll find a richer, more rewarding online experience. The new NYCEDC.com is:
Our up-to-date web technology ensures that, whether you’re looking for information on our latest initiatives, career opportunities, or our organization in general, you’ll find it in less than a New York minute.
One year ago, we launched our NYCEDC blog on Tumblr and have been delighted to share with our nearly 6,500 followers something new every day. From Instagram shots of City projects to New York City stats to updates on NYC’s economic development, we thank you for tuning in and making us a part of your required reading on all things New York.
To celebrate, take a look back at our top 11 most popular posts of 2011:Read More
Critics of the living wage study by Charles River Associates and procured by NYCEDC claim that the laws in Boston and LA are broader and more sweeping than what is being proposed here. And if the laws can work there, they can work here.
We’d like to examine those claims to set the record straight.
First, the Boston legislation covers contractors that do business with the City, which is a far more modest regime than what is being proposed in New York City, which would cover developers and tenants of private buildings that receive city incentives. In the Boston case, whatever wage increase occurs may be absorbed by the City; in New York’s proposed mandate, it would need to be absorbed by private employers – who may choose simply not to open businesses in living...Read More