It’s an unfortunate reality: on average, women earn 80% of what men do in the United States and 86% in New York City. While the wage gap is smaller than the national average, it has remained stagnant over recent years.
Today marks the opening of the second application period for the International Innovators Initiative, or IN2NYC Program, which helps international entrepreneurs expand or relocate their businesses to New York City by facilitating collaborative partnerships that qualify entrepreneurs to apply for cap-exempt H-1B visas.
Twenty-sixteen was the hottest year on record – and we don’t just mean the climate! Valentine’s Day spending was the highest ever last year, but the National Retail Federation (NRF) expects spending to ease a bit in 2017. The NRF survey projects that Americans will spend about $18.2 billion on the holiday this year compared with $19.7 billion last year.
Read a special open letter about the Inwood NYC initiative by the Yvonne Stennett, Executive Director of the Community League of the Heights, Inc. (CLOTH), which serves the residents of Inwood and Washington Heights.
Viany Mejia and Theodore are students at the Urban Assembly School for Global Commerce based in East Harlem. This summer, they are interning with the Ports and Transportation department. Here, they share some highlights from their experience thus far.
We are thrilled to welcome Maria Torres-Springer back to NYCEDC as President and CEO. She is the first woman to lead NYCEDC, where she will advance the Administration's economic development agenda to position NYC as a global capital of inclusive innovation.