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NYCEDC Announces NYCxDESIGN 2017 Dates


New York City’s celebration of global design will run from May 3-24, 2017
NYC design industry is a major economic driver of the City’s economy generating over $500 million in City tax revenue annually

New York, NY – The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced that NYCxDESIGN 2017 will run from May 3rd – 24th.  The fifth annual celebration of global design will increase from two to three weeks for 2017.  The extended program for 2017 will allow for expanded programming in venues throughout the City with more details to be released later this year. 

NYCxDESIGN 2016 featured over 500 events throughout the five boroughs including the Design Pavilion at Astor Place Plaza and the first annual NYCxDESIGN Awards, presented by Interior Design magazine and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) Awardees consisted of companies and design leaders who excelled in design fields such as urban design, fashion, architecture, technology, public space projects and more. For a full list of this year’s winners, visit 2016 NYCxDESIGN Awardees.

"New York is the most innovative city in the world and NYCxDESIGN is one way we are able to recognize, not only, design talent in the five boroughs, but also our world-renowned design schools and businesses that are leading the way. Design and innovation makes our city unique and moves our world forward," Mayor de Blasio said.

NYCxDESIGN 2017 will be the biggest and best citywide celebration of global design since its inception five years ago, uniting New Yorkers and industry leaders in learning more about the power of design,” said NYCEDC Maria Torres-Springer.  “With over 50,000 designers employed at over 7,500 firms and generating over $500 million in City tax revenue, the City’s growing design sector plays a critical role in our economy and NYCEDC is proud to support its continued growth."  

“The New York City Council is excited to have NYCxDESIGN back for another year to help design communities from all over the world showcase some of the most innovative and diverse designs they have to offer,” said Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.  “We want designers and manufacturers to be inspired by what this city has to offer and use New York City as their blank canvas to put their design in the spotlight. I want to thank the New York City Economic Development Corporation for their efforts to drive economic development through the attraction of more designers to the city.”

Missed last year’s celebration? Visit NYCEDC’s Flickr page for hi-resolution photos. To learn more about NYCxDESIGN and how you can be part of the action, visit http://nycxdesign.com/.

Key NYC Design Industry Statistics

The New York City metro area is home to over 50, 000 designers - making it one of the largest numbers of practicing designers in the world and more than any other metro area in the U.S., more than Los Angeles and Chicago combined.  On average, those employed in the design sector earned $103,800 a year, which indicates substantial opportunities for income mobility.  

With 7,580 design establishments located throughout the five boroughs, New York City is an international hub for top design firms that generate over $555.1 million in City tax revenue annually.  Additionally, New York City is home to 10 prominent design and architecture schools and graduates twice as many design and architecture students as any other city in the U.S.  

About NYCxDESIGN 

NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official citywide celebration of design will run from May 3-24, 2017. Spanning all disciplines of design, NYCxDESIGN creates a collaborative platform for cultural and commercial opportunities, elevates established and emerging design practices and increases awareness of and appreciation for design by all audiences. Hosted in New York City, NYCxDESIGN brings together all the disciplines of design, commerce, culture, education, and entertainment with a full, varied program, including exhibitions, installations, trade shows, talks, launches and open studios. 2016, the fourth year of the celebration, featured over 500 events across the five Boroughs of New York City and included topics from graphic design to architecture, technology and urban design to fashion and product design, interiors to landscape, furniture to design thinking, and more.  The program is overseen by NYCEDC together with a Steering Committee comprised of leaders and leading institutions across most design disciplines.

About NYCEDC

New York City Economic Development Corporation is the City's primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC's mission is to stimulate growth through expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment, generate prosperity and strengthen the City's competitive position. NYCEDC serves as an advocate to the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to take advantage of New York City's many opportunities. Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, or visit our blog to learn more about NYCEDC projects and initiatives.

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Stephanie Báez, NYCEDC (212) 312-3523; [email protected]