Blog

2014 NYC Venture Fellows

 |  NYCEDC

This year's class of NYC Venture Fellows consists of 28 entrepreneurs representing startups originating from five different countries, as well as a diverse cross-section of industries such as media, enterprise software, biotech, education, financial services, and real estate. They are:

Read More

Retail in New York City

 |  NYCEDC

by Kristina Pecorelli, Economics Research and Analysis Project Manager

New York City, which witnessed enduring population growth and a record number of visitors in 2013, is home to the densest pool of consumers in the country. This significantly benefited the city’s retail sector, which takes the focus of the newest installment of our Industry Trends & Insights series. Interesting takeaways from the

Read More

2013: A Look Back At The NYCEDC Blog

 |  NYCEDC

loews blog

2013 was a busy year. Here on the blog, we've revealed who the leaders of some of NYC's next big ventures are, where the city's four-legged creatures reside, and when to catch the ferry. As we approach another year, here's a look back at our ten most read posts:

Read More
Social Media

The FRESH Impact

 |  NYCEDC

by Molly Hartman, Senior Project Manager and Director of the FRESH Program

December was an exciting month for the

Read More

Construction Of Cornell Tech Roosevelt Island Campus Will Begin In January 2014

 |  NYCEDC

roosevelt island signing

Exactly two years after Cornell and the Technion-Israel institute of Technology were named winners of the Applied Sciences NYC competition, Mayor Bloomberg, Cornell University President David J. Skorton, and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology President Peretz Lavie formally signed the 99-year lease that will transfer 12 acres of Roosevelt Island to Cornell Tech. This makes way for construction of the campus to begin in January. 



roosevelt island rendering...

Read More

Health's Importance to New York City's Economy

 |  NYCEDC

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:

  • The health care industry accounts for 12% of NYC...
Read More

Mapped and Ready

 |  NYCEDC

wifi nyc

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 Instagram Showcases Best Of The City

 |  NYCEDC

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.

First Place

"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...

Read More
Social Media

Join The Hour Of Code

 |  NYCEDC

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
Technology

Staten Island Storefronts: Race For Space!

 |  NYCEDC

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:

Verrazano Crossfit
Prize: $25,000.  
Initially...

Read More
Staten Island

Careers

Searching for a rewarding career in NYC? There could be a position waiting for you at NYCEDC.

Newsletters

Stay up to date with NYCEDC

Contact Us

Do you have a question, comment or suggestion for us? We would like to hear from you.

Follow Us

Social Media Customer User Policy