NYC's Growing Life Sciences Ecosystem


PHD Biosciences

Where would we be without MRIs or Lipitor?

These innovations revolutionized healthcare, enabling us to diagnose and treat illnesses and live healthier lives. Diagnostics technologies like diabetes tests, research facilities, and other medical devices and therapeutics (medicines) all make up a vast and vital industry known as Life Sciences.

It’s an industry that New York City is uniquely positioned to lead.

NYC: A Leader in Life Sciences

New York City is home to top pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer, Eli Lilly, and Roche. We have some of the best centers for...

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Compete To Be Best For NYC


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Your business may be best in NYC, but is it the best for NYC?

New York City businesses are at the cutting-edge, offering first-class products and services. Lots of companies compete to be the best in NYC. 

But at NYCEDC, we’re asking a different question with a new initiative launched last week: can you be best for NYC?

What is Best for NYC?

When Bogota Latin Bistro, a Colombian/Latin American restaurant in Park Slope, Brooklyn, opened...

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Meet the Designer Behind NYC Tech's SXSW Logo


NYC Tech

South by Southwest (SXSW) is in full swing!

And NYC is holding down the fort. As one of the nation's largest music, film, and interactive conferences, SXSW Interactive is the place to rub elbows with technologists and the best minds of the startup world while getting a sneak peek into the future of technology and digital creativity.  

Representing NYC Tech

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Catalyzing Futures: How the Strategic Investments Group Promotes Job Growth and Development


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Women In Need, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that provides housing, health services, employment assistance, and educational programming for homeless families in New York City.

Today, WIN operates 11 shelters across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, serving over 4,500 people—including 2,700 children—every night.

Currently based in Midtown, the need for their services has been growing, and WIN is expanding to a new facility in Harlem where they’re also operating a refurbished affordable housing development. WIN is set to develop a three-story...

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NYCIDA, Jobs, Nonprofits

February Economic Snapshot: Fashion in New York City


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By Kristina Pecorelli, Senior Project Manager, Economic Research and Analysis 

Fashion is a key legacy industry in NYC.

According to the Global Language Monitor, a technology firm that tracks the worldwide frequency of words and phrases used in the media and on the Internet,...

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Mayor de Blasio Announces $150 Million Investment in Hunts Point Food Distribution Center


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While enjoying a home-cooked meal or visiting your favorite NYC restaurant, have you ever stopped to wonder exactly where your food comes from?

The likely answer is the Bronx.

Approximately 50% of the food that arrives to you via home cooked meals, restaurants, and New York City stores passes through the NYCEDC-managed Hunts Point Food Distribution Center. The cluster of wholesale markets in the South Bronx is one of the most important sites in the city. Its 329 acres support 115 private wholesalers that employ more than 8,000 people.

From the 1960s, local vendors from throughout the city were...

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Thinking Ahead: Changing the Face of the Food Industry



This post is part of NYCEDC’s Thinking Ahead series, which features editorials from New York City leaders and influencers across key sectors and neighborhoods to foster dialogue around the issues impacting our city. Read more Thinking Ahead posts here.

The following was written by Jessamyn Rodriguez, Founder and CEO of Hot Bread Kitchen (HBK), a social...

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The Stories Behind Essex Street Market


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New banners at Essex Street Market are part of a new marketing campaign that shares the stories behind the market's 20+ vendors.

This week, we're sharing a whole new side of Essex Street Market by showcasing the vibrant and dynamic stories behind the merchants at this historic culinary destination.

When Mayor Fiorello La Guardia established the market in 1939, it became a fixture of the Lower East Side. Since then, the neighborhood has evolved, turning the market into a melting pot of distinctive shops that offer a wide array of ethnic and artisanal offerings,...

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NYCEDC and Untapped Cities Go Behind the Scenes of NYC's Most Prized Assets


Untapped Cities

Rediscover NYC.

NYCEDC, in partnership with the popular urban discovery blog, Untapped Cities, is thrilled to announce a new Behind the Scenes NYC Tour Series that will shine a light on some of our most exciting development projects.

Over the next several months, a monthly tour will give New Yorkers a unique, behind-the-scenes look at projects such as...

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Pilot Health Tech NYC Seeks Consultant For 2015 Program


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NYC needs you to help reimagine the world’s largest digital health competition.

Pilot Health Tech NYC has awarded $2 million to health tech companies and hospitals to help them adopt technologies that improve New Yorkers’ health and save them money. Today, NYCEDC is calling for partners to help chart a new course for this successful program.

Pilot Health Tech NYC matches technology companies to potential clients including hospitals, clinics, researchers, insurers, employers, and more....

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