Media & Emerging Tech

New York City is the fastest-growing tech hub in the nation.

New York City's tech ecosystem accounts for over 291,000 jobs and over $124.7 billion in economic output. NYC's 7,500+ technology firms raised over $4.5 billion in venture funding in 2014, second only to Silicon Valley. With an 18% growth rate in tech sector jobs over the past ten years, tech in NYC is becoming an increasingly important sector in the city, with an increasing number of intersections with other industries.

For more information on tech's growth in NYC, see "The New York City Tech Ecosystem: Generating Economic Opportunities for All New Yorkers."


Fast, reliable internet connectivity is critical for companies in the twenty-first-century digital economy. NYCEDC has created a number of initiatives to support the expansion of affordable high-speed commercial broadband, including:

  • Connect IBZ: Program to create four commercial broadband networks in some of the city's Industrial Business Zones: Southwest Brooklyn, Greenpoint-Williamsburg, North Brooklyn, and Long Island City.
  • NYC Broadband Map: Interactive online map showing the availability of broadband service in NYC's commercial buildings. Businesses can find well-connected office spaces on the Map or request service to their location directly through the Map.
  • WiredNYC: A rating system for connectivity in commercial buildings. Allows businesses to make informed relocation decisions and allows property owners to showcase best-in-class connectivity.
  • Wireless Corridors: Four free public wireless networks in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Implemented in partnership with the Alliance for Downtown NY, Flatiron 23rd St. Partnership, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, and Brooklyn Academy of Music.


A workforce trained in the skills of the twenty-first century is critical to New York City's success. NYCEDC is working to attract and retain top technical talent in the city.


NYCEDC has fostered an incubator and co-working space network that provides low-cost space, business services, training, and networking startups to hundreds of startups, entrepreneurs, and small businesses across a variety of sectors. Over 1,000 startup businesses and 1,500 employees have benefited from City-supported incubators, and these companies have raised over $180 million in venture funding.


NYCEDC provides resources and services for entrepreneurs, students, and others seeking to navigate the tech ecosystem.

  • Digital.NYC: The City's official online hub for all things tech and startup.
  • NYC Venture Fellows: A yearlong mentorship program to help entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses in NYC.


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    Digital.NYC is the city's official online hub for all things tech and startup in New York City.

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    NYC BigApps

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    NYC BigApps is the premier civic innovation competition in New York City that challenges designers, developers, academics, entrepreneurs, and New Yorkers at large to apply their know-how to improve New York City.

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    NYC Media Lab

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    NYC Media Lab connects companies seeking to advance new media technologies with academic institutions undertaking relevant research, in order to drive collaborative innovation.

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    Connect IBZ

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    Connect IBZ will provide upgrades to broadband infrastructure in the city's Industrial Business Zones, increasing access to high-speed Internet service in underserved Digital Deserts.

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    NYC Broadband Map

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    NYC Broadband Map provides an up-to-date view of broadband infrastructure availability in the city’s commercial buildings to help tenants make informed business location decisions. The map also facilitates connections between ISPs and commercial tenants looking for upgraded service, by allowing tenants to submit service requests directly through the site.

News & Updates

Success Stories

  • Pixable

    Meet Inaki Berenguer CEO of Pixable. From MIT, to 160 Varick, to his own office space, find out how Inaki made it here, in New York City.

  • Motionbox Inc.

    As a startup technology company based in New York City, Motionbox Inc. was eligible for the Qualified Emerging Technology Company (QETC) Tax Credit Program.

  • MyCityWay

    Find out how, after winning the City's first BigApps competition, a new, innovative startup was born.

Incubators & Workspaces

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    Made in NY Media Center

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    This 20,000-square-foot facility is located on the ground floor of 22 John Street in DUMBO, in a New York City landmark building constructed in 1909 by William Higginson for the Arbuckle Brothers, once America's largest coffee roaster and packager.

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    BMW i Ventures

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    The BMW i Ventures Incubator is located at 95 Morton Street and can offer up to 28 open workspace desks for innovative startups, in particular for those with a special focus on future mobility and clean tech.

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    DUMBO Incubator

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    The DUMBO Incubator leverages the neighborhood's tech community and expertise to offer affordable workspace and business guidance to new tech entrepreneurs and startups in the city.

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    BXL Business Incubator

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    The BXL Business Incubator is the first City-sponsored business incubator to help develop new startup businesses in the Bronx.

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    Varick Street Incubator

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    This incubator was developed as part of New York City’s plan to promote innovation through entrepreneurial activity following the economic downturn of 2008. The City provided capital funds and helped to negotiate a lease between the landlord, Trinity Real Estate, and NYU-Poly for the 16,000-square foot facility.