Center for Economic Transformation

Read the latest updates on NYCEDC initiatives from The Center for Economic Transformation (CET).

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Rising to the Challenge: NYC Daylighting Inc.

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Solatube Daylighting Systems passively transfer sunlight from the roof to interior spaces. A healthier solution to electric lighting, they systems also allow for accrued savings on electricity and lessens the strain on the power grid. In the event of a blackout, Solatubes would continue to provide lighting during business hours and allow generators to run other essential equipment.

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Rising to the Challenge: New America

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As one of 11 projects selected through NYCEDC’s RISE : NYC program, New America will share up to $30 million with the other project teams to set up WiFi coverage in Sandy-impacted communities across the city. We spoke to the Resilient Communities Program team about their mesh technology and community-centric approach.

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Rising to the Challenge: Go Electric

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As one of 11 winning teams of NYCEDC’s RISE : NYC competition, Go Electric will share up to $30 million with the other RISE : NYC winners to install the first commercial Blinkless ERS systems at Sandy-impacted small businesses across the city. We spoke to President and Founder Lisa Laughner about how this technology can increase resiliency and reduce load on the power grid.

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3 Ways To Build an Inclusive, Equitable Model of Economic Opportunity

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On September 16, NYCEDC's Social Capital Desk and Chief Diversity Officer Valerie Kennedy hosted Ben Hecht, President and CEO of Living Cities, for a discussion on innovative urban practices as part of our Policy to Practice Speaker Series.

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Get Matched With Pilot Health Tech

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NYCEDC, in partnership with Health 2.0 and Blueprint Health, is proud to announce the kickoff of Pilot Health Tech NYC 2015. Pilot Health Tech NYC is a pioneering innovation initiative: a unique marketplace for digital health technologies bringing tech innovators and health providers together.

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Rising to the Challenge: goTenna

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goTenna was founded by siblings Daniela and Jorge Perdomo in 2012. As one of 11 winning teams in NYCEDC’s RISE : NYC competition, goTenna will share up to $30 million with the other winners to implement its technology at Sandy-impacted small businesses across New York City. We spoke to the team about their plans.

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Rising to the Challenge: CALM Energy

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RISE : NYC winner CALM Energy has developed a product to address the vulnerabilities of New York's power grid. We spoke to the team about its plans to install Energy Watchdog at Sandy-impacted small businesses across New York City.

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Rising to the Challenge: FW Brown and Flood Panel

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F. William Brown LLC offers a full range of flood protection services to protect small businesses from the threat of flooding and costly flood damage in the face of a storm. Their winning RISE : NYC proposal includes the use of Sandwich Plate System (SPS) Flood Panels as a dry floodproofing measure for New York City small businesses.

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Rising to the Challenge: Home Free

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Power Rockaways Resilience was one of the first organizations on the ground in the Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy. As one of eleven winning teams in our RISE : NYC competition, they will share up to $30 million with the other winners to implement their Home Free Space Solution at Sandy-impacted small businesses across the peninsula.

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NYCEDC's Social Capital Desk Invests In Change

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NYCEDC joined over 100 attendees at Investing in Change, an event showcasing businesses that are growing our economy while also solving our city’s problems. At the nexus of this event was a shared goal: to blend mission and market, while solving problems sustainably through business. NYCEDC's new social capital desk recaps the event.