NYCEDC Statement on CPC Vote on Tech Training Center
Following the City Planning Commission's unanimous vote in favor of the City's proposal to create the Tech Training Center in Union Square, NYCEDC issued the following statement:
“The Tech Training Center in Union Square will create a new model for accessing New York City’s tech sector – connecting New Yorkers to modern skills training and job opportunities with growing companies, all under one roof. We are thrilled to see the project continue to gain momentum throughout the public review process and appreciate the City Planning Commission’s feedback on ways to make it even stronger," said Ryan Birchmeier, Senior Associate, NYCEDC Public Affairs.
In conjunction with today’s CPC vote, NYCEDC also released a video about the project and its potential.
About the Tech Training Center:
The 240,000 square foot Tech Training Center, to be developed by RAL, will create a multi-level ecosystem for diversifying talent and growing the next generation of companies and industries.To make the tech industry more accessible to a wide range of New Yorkers, the center will offer scholarships for digital training through partnerships with providers such as Per Scholas, FEDCAP, the Computer Science Foundation of New York, AccessCode, MOUSE, and General Assembly. Together, these training opportunities will develop a talent pipeline between residents in lower Manhattan and New York City's burgeoning tech ecosystem.
In addition to a three floor training center, the project will feature step up office space for growing companies that have graduated from Civic Hall, incubators, or co-working spaces. The center will also offer modern, market-rate space to attract established, industry-leading corporations to the ecosystem. The project is expected to create over 600 good-paying jobs, a key component to Mayor de Blasio's plan to create 100,000 jobs over the next ten years.
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.