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Current Releases

  • Microsoft Provides Grant to Civic Hall for Tech Training Center in Union Square

    New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced that Microsoft has joined the effort to diversify New York City’s tech sector and create more accessible pathways to good-paying jobs for communities around Union Square. Microsoft has provided a $100,000 grant to Civic Hall for the planning and development of the Tech Training Center, which pairs digital skills training with flexible space for tech companies to grow and hire within the building. The Tech Training Center, which began the public approval process earlier this year, is a key component of Mayor de Blasio’s New York Works plan to create 100,000 good jobs over the next ten years.
  • NYC Ferry Soundview and Lower East Side Routes to Launch This Month

    The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and NYC Ferry operated by Hornblower today announced the launch dates for the new Soundview and Lower East Side routes that will connect millions of New Yorkers to new neighborhoods, growing job centers, housing, and more. The Soundview route will launch on Wednesday, August 15th, and the Lower East Side route will launch on Wednesday, August 29th.
  • De Blasio Administration and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Announce Formation of Local Advisory Board for Civic Technology Program in Inwood

    The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), the Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (MOCTO), and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez today announced the initial set of organizations participating in NYCx Co-Labs programming in the neighborhood of Inwood, located in Northern Manhattan.
  • De Blasio Administration Announces Plan to Bring Brew Pub, Restaurant to Staten Island Yankee Stadium

    New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced an effort to strengthen a burgeoning commercial corridor along the North Shore of Staten Island. NYCEDC is seeking an operator to bring a brew pub, restaurant or retail business to the Richmond County Stadium, home of the Staten Island Yankees.
  • DE BLASIO ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES NEW FUNDING TO STRENGTHEN FREIGHT AND DISTRIBUTION INDUSTRY ON WEST SHORE OF STATEN ISLAND

    The de Blasio Administration today announced new funding that will further strengthen the West Shore of Staten Island and New York City’s freight and distribution industry. The City will provide $2.5 million to improve access to and from Global Container Terminal – New York (GCT) and the Matrix Development, two major industrial job hubs in the borough. This investment supports the goals of the Administration’s recently released Freight NYC plan, which includes major infrastructure investments to maximize maritime and rail freight uses across the five boroughs.

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