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New Yorkers are getting healthier. In the past decade, average life expectancy for city residents has increased by 3 years to 80.9 years. This is 2.2 years longer than the average American life expectancy of 78.7 years.
This month's Economic Snapshot highlights New York City's improving health profile, and how this affects New York City's growing health care industry.
Some of the interesting trends revealed in the report:
by Kat Lau, Project Manager, Center for Economic Transformation
Today was an exciting day for broadband enthusiasts. NYCEDC announced the launch of the NYC Broadband Map, an interactive record of the broadband infrastructure available in the city, as well as the go-live launch of several free pubic wifi corridors across all five boroughs.
The NYC Broadband Map showcases the broadband speeds and technologies available in commercial buildings across the city to increase...Read More
NYCEDC is on Instagram!
To mark the occasion, we held a company-wide Instagram contest, receiving over 370 submissions from NYCEDC employees. We chose 3 photos that we thought beautifully expressed the vitality, beauty, and character of NYC.
"NYC Fleet Week Opsail 2012", Julie Gresack
This photo was taken during a boat cruise for NYC Fleet Week 2012 which featured tallships that only come once every ten years. Despite the rain, I heard a rumbling that wasn’t thunder through the clouds. I looked up to find that it was...
Coding is a crucial skill in today’s global economy.
This week, NYCEDC announced a $1 Million expansion of teacher training in computer science with the Department of Education, Code.org, and the NYC Foundation for Computer Science Education. This announcement coordinated with the first day of Computer Science Education Week, an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take an interest in computer science. The program, which is sponsored by...Read More
This summer, NYCEDC launched the Staten Island Storefronts competition to encourage promising eligible businesses to open their doors in Downtown Staten Island.
We are pleased to formally announce the winners, who will receive cash prizes ranging from $25,000 to $75,000, totaling a $425,000 prize pool. All but one of the winning businesses are owned and operated by a Staten Island resident. These winning businesses anticipate hiring 34 full-time and 83 part-time employees.
The winners are:
The Made in New York Media Center by IFP opened on October 31 as a central place for innovators in film, video, gaming, and technology to collaborate through education, mentorship, entrepreneurship, and content creation.
Since its opening a little over a month ago, the Media Center has hosted a number of events including a three-day game jam with gaming partner TreSensa.
Other highlights from the Media Center's opening month include:
by Kevin McCaffrey, Economics Research and Analysis Project Manager
Is Madison Avenue still in New York?
Our most recent Industry Trends & Insights report explores advertising in New York City. This new report, which discusses the City’s role in the advertising industry, focuses on employment, establishments, wages, and industry trends such as consolidation,...Read More
We are thrilled to announce three exciting biotech initiatives that will help cement New York City's position as a destination for early-stage life science companies.