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Spotlight on Next Top Maker Fellow: Kinograph

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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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Venture Capital in New York, Q3 2014

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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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NYC: A Leader In Life Sciences

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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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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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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: Formaggio Essex

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A historic culinary destination on the Lower East Side, Essex Street Market is home to more than 20 independent merchants. Over the next few months, we will feature the characters who make up the bustling corner of Delancey and Essex Street.

This week we profile Formaggio Essex, known for its wide selection of handcrafted cheeses, artisanal meats, and specialty foods. Formaggio Essex is a prime example of Essex Street Market's exquisite taste—one that makes it a true foodie destination. We spoke with general manager Andrew Clark.

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Spotlight on Next Top Maker Fellow: Squink

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New York's Next Top Makers is an 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 Nicholas Vansnick, Co-Founder of Squink, 2014 NYC Next Top Makers Fellow

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A Taste of Essex Street Market: Porto Rico Importing Co.

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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.

Porto Rico Coffee

Porto Rico Importing Company came into being because a family of newly arrived Italian immigrants craved items from the homeland. 

Founded in 1907 in Greenwich Village, Porto Rico was part of a cluster of stores that sold products that Italians were familiar with. In addition to...

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2014 NYC Development Finance Conference Recap

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What happens when hundreds of economic development thinkers and practitioners gather on the 68th floor of 4 World Trade Center? Progress.

Last week, NYCEDC’s Development Finance Conference brought together not-for-profits, developers, lenders, and other leaders and experts to discuss strategies and tools for creating and implementing a thoroughly 21st Century economic development program in New York City.

Gathering atop 4 World Trade Center, conference participants were granted a panoramic view of the city—from the Rockaways to the Hudson, from Pelham to Sunset Park—that allowed them to take in the full potential of every corner of every borough.

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