NYCEDC, in partnership with the City University of New York (CUNY), today announced the launch of the International Innovators Initiative (IN2NYC), the first municipal program in the nation designed to help international entrepreneurs access visas so they can create jobs in the United States. IN2NYC will help up to 80 selected entrepreneurs gain access to the visas they need to grow their businesses in New York City, and is projected to create more than 700 jobs for New Yorkers in the first three years alone.
NYCEDC today announced UrbanTech NYC, a comprehensive program to help entrepreneurs and innovators address New York City’s most pressing urban challenges in sectors such as energy, waste, transportation, agriculture and water.
NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer and design community leaders today announced that NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official citywide celebration of design, will include an additional three days of programing in 2016 along with new initiatives and events
NYCEDC, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Dinner Lab today announced the grand opening of Brooklyn FoodWorks, a shared kitchen and culinary incubator in Central Brooklyn designed to provide affordable space to help burgeoning local food entrepreneurs as they prototype, launch and develop their businesses.
NYCEDC and the Helicopter Tourism and Jobs Council (HTJC) today announced an agreement to significantly reduce the impact of tourism helicopters on New York City residents while simultaneously preserving an industry that brings in millions of tourism dollars each year.
NYCEDC and Paris&Co, the economic development agency of Paris, today announced the winners of the NYC-Paris Business Exchange, which provides New York City-based start-ups with access to business opportunities in Paris and helps Paris-based companies expand their footprints in New York City.
NYCEDC and Covenant House, in coordination with the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, today issued a joint Request for Proposal (RFP) for the development of a new complex to include a state-of-the-art headquarters for Covenant House and a mixed-use residential development that is expected to contain hundreds of new units of affordable housing.
NYCEDC today announced an agreement with Transcontinental Inc., which will allow Ultra Flex, a flexible plastic packaging manufacturer in Brooklyn recently acquired by Transcontinental, to keep its 260 employees in its home of more than 40 years.