NYCEDC Launches Global Business Exchange with Milan
First Exchange Program since Paris to Launch as Part of the NYCEDC Global Business Exchange
At the World Trade Week Awards Breakfast earlier this week, NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer announced the opening of applications for the NYCEDC Global Business Exchange — Milan. The Exchange, in partnership with the City of Milan, will build on the successes of the original Exchange with Paris to link New York City-based startups with cities across the world to attract top-notch business and talent to New York City.
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