Working at NYCEDC

The NYCEDC Advantage

As New York City's primary vehicle for promoting economic growth, NYCEDC offers many unique advantages for an exciting and fulfilling career.

Public Service With A Private Sector Culture

NYCEDC’s structure has greater operational flexibility than other organizations that provide similar services. This allows our employees to enjoy the experience of both a public and private sector organization.

NYCEDC offers a variety of learning opportunities designed to enhance the practical skills and business knowledge of our full-time employees. These range from onsite technical and job-specific training courses to tuition reimbursement for career enhancement. Employees may also participate in NYCEDC’s company-wide mentoring program.

In addition, NYCEDC positions typically offer other valuable exposure:

  • Entry-level positions generally include substantial project management
  • Day-to-day work involves public/private sector networking
  • Employees gain important experience sought after by both the public and private sectors

NYCEDC Projects and Initiatives

NYCEDC is constantly evolving, with a scope of work that is diverse, challenging, and intrinsically linked to the energy and excitement of developing New York City. View the exciting projects and initiatives we are currently working on.

City Hall and NYCEDC

NYCEDC reports to the Deputy Mayor of Housing & Economic Development, Alicia Glen, who reports to Mayor Bill de Blasio. Under the leadership of Mayor de Blasio, Deputy Mayor Glen and NYCEDC president, James Patchett, NYCEDC is responsible for executing the administration's five-borough economic development strategy and job-creation efforts, as well as its efforts to expand job training, strengthen small business assistance, promote new industries, and diversify the economy.

NYCEDC At-a-Glance

  • 455 employees
  • $424 million distributed to businesses and not-for-profits
  • $24.6 million in property sales closed
  • 60 million square feet of property maintained

NYCEDC Divisions

Whether your interest is in urban planning, sustainability, or infrastructure, NYCEDC has many departments uniquely dedicated to urban real estate and economic development. View our divisions for brief summaries of all NYCEDC departments.