New York City offers tremendous benefits to international businesses through its vast resources in venture capital, advertising, media, and professional services. The City is particularly attractive to global entrepreneurial ventures because of its access to a talented workforce, a large and diverse market, and robust business networks.
World to NYC is designed to help global entrepreneurs and businesses leverage New York City's resources and economic opportunities. The program seeks to promote trade and investment between New York City and the global economy, focusing on the growing international entrepreneurial sector exploring expansion opportunities in North America. The program will host business delegations from cities and regions around the world and helps visiting companies grow and expand in the City.
New York City periodically hosts visiting delegations of entrepreneurs and business executives from select international cities or regions to participate in a three day program comprised of networking opportunities, introductions to potential business partners, information useful to companies expanding into the area, and other events. The program runs Monday-Wednesday, allowing sufficient time on Thursday and Friday for participating companies to schedule their own business meetings in the City.
"The World to NYC program gave me practical and strategic assistance to expand my company, Idio, to NYC. Since the program, we’ve raised capital, established a NYC office and are executing concrete plans to grow our US client base."
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NYCEDC partners with private or public entities, most often based out of the same geography as the upcoming delegation, to tailor a program suited to the visiting international group and assist with group logistics. Since 2010, NYCEDC has hosted delegations from the UK, China, Singapore and Latin America.
To find out how your city can become a part of World to NYC, or to express interest in participating in an upcoming delegation, please contact: