Searching for a rewarding career in NYC? There could be a position waiting for you at NYCEDC. ›
NYCEDC and Hudson River Park Trust asked for innovative concepts on how to change the course of waterfront construction and help build and maintain waterfront infrastructure in a more cost effective and sustainable manner. Meet the competition winners and hear their creative ideas for Changing the Course of building and maintaining our waterfront! Presentations will be followed by Q&A and Networking session.
This event, which will be held at the National Museum of the American Indian New York in Lower Manhattan, is free to attend.
Today, Mayor Bloomberg and NYCEDC announced the “LINK” Initiative (Leveraging Innovations and our Neighborhoods in the Knowledge economy), eight new programs designed to connect low-income New Yorkers with opportunities in the city’s knowledge economy.
These programs are designed to strengthen the skills and employability of New Yorkers with low incomes and to foster business activity that provides employment opportunities for those with less formal training, helping to alleviate key challenges that prevent many from moving up the economic ladder. The LINK Initiative aims to increase...Read More
The Coney Island community sustained enormous damage from Hurricane Sandy, but after months of diligent work, the businesses of America’s original amusement district will open this weekend for business.Read More
New York City is going big with the launch of NYC BigApps 2013, the fourth annual BigApps competition to promote government transparency and innovative new technologies, at tonight's New York Tech Meetup event. Powered by CollabFinder, this year’s competition—which challenges mobile and web developers to create cool, free apps for New Yorkers—has upped the ante, offering big prizes for apps that solve BigIssues specific to NYC using a bigger pool of data than ever before...Read More
By Virginia Maloney, Project Manager, and Betsy Scherzer, Senior Project Manager, Media & Emerging Technology
Eighteen startups representing NYC’s diverse leadership in media-tech, fashion-tech, and more joined NYCEDC for the ultimate roadtrip—the Spring 2013 NYC Tech Talent Draft! Over 160 talented technical students from Cornell, Drexel, University of Pennsylvania, and Princeton attended NYC Tech Talent Draft panels and networking receptions to learn about NYC’s booming, innovative tech community, get...Read More
Congratulations to the winners of Take the H.E.L.M.: Hire + Expand in Lower Manhattan, a competition that encourages creative and innovative businesses to open a new office or expand an existing office in Lower Manhattan: Booker, STELLAService, Grapeshot, Paperless Post and The Flatiron School! Selected from a group of over 300 applicants, the five winners will each receive $250,000 to assist the businesses in moving to or expanding an existing location on or south of Chambers Street.
An NYCEDC program administered by HR&A Advisors, Inc. and sponsored by the Lower Manhattan...Read More
By Michael Moynihan, Chief Economist & Senior Vice President for Research & Analysis
It’s no secret that the New York City technology scene is booming. Spurred by city initiatives combined with favorable global trends, the City has incubated some of the hottest startups around. Tumblr, Foursquare and Gilt Groupe are just three examples of the City’s ability to spawn new companies that leverage the City’s existing strengths in media, communications and fashion. While startups abound, many are still privately-held, making the precise value of the overall tech sector hard to quantify. However, confirmation of the economic value of the startup scene emerges from recently released figures that testify...Read More
Today we announced the winner of this year's NYC Next Idea Competition: KisiBox, hailing from Germany, is developing smartphone-managed entry security systems for buildings, apartments, and other spaces. The team, comprising co-founders Bernhard Mehl, Maximilian Schütz, and Carl Pfeiffer, was selected from a highly competitive and diverse pool of more than 220 applicants submitted from 40 different countries. As winner of the Next Idea competition, Kisibox qualifies for $35,000 in prize-money to assist them in launching their innovative business in New York City.
"We have worked very hard on...
NYCruise has done it again! Mayor Bloomberg announced that New York City’s cruise industry generated a total economic impact of nearly $200 million in 2012! The 2012 Economic Impact Study detailed some of the highlights for the Cruise Industry here in NYC including:
With over 200 entries to this year's NYC Next Idea 2013 global business competition, we have narrowed it down to six finalists! These top-tier teams will pitch their ideas this week to a panel of elite investors and entrepreneurs for the chance to win the $35,000 grand prize.