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Earth Day 2017

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Have you noticed the effects of climate change in NYC?

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Women and the Economy: A Brief Analysis of the Gender Wage Gap

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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.

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Which Countries’ Entrepreneurs Will Dominate the Second IN2NYC Application Round?

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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.

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Pass the Caviar, Casanova: How Much Do New Yorkers Really Spend on Valentine’s Day?

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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.

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From Yvonne Stennett: The Future of Inwood Relies on Us

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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.

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April Economic Snapshot: Biodiversity in NYC

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New York City's five boroughs are home to an extraordinary number of habitats and species. In honor of Earth Day, our monthly snapshot takes a closer look at New York City’s biodiversity.

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Crowd Based Capitalism – Thinking Ahead with Prof. Arun Sundararajan

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As part of its Thinking Ahead speaker series, we explore the evolution and impact of the sharing economy.

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Meet NYCEDC's Urban Assembly Interns

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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.

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Maria Torres-Springer Takes The Helm As NYCEDC President

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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.

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Imagine Your #FutureNYC

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At last Thursday’s launch of the sixth annual BigApps, we asked attendees to imagine their future NYC in tech. The responses we received ranged from sketches of a connected city to app ideas to words depicting a sense of hope and innovation. Read on to learn more about our #FutureNYC social media campaign and how you can contribute.