New York City

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The Big Apple is a global center of the innovation economy

New York City is showing its strength and resilience as New York continues to be the location of choice for businesses in nearly every industry. The city is headquarters to dozens of Fortune 500 companies and a global center for financial services, life sciences, entertainment, tech, media, fashion, the arts and industry. And New York City never stops growing, attracting innovators and entrepreneurs choosing to innovate here and to take the city—and region—into the future. 

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As one of the world’s greatest global cities, New York provides a unique environment to help us accelerate our premiumization strategy and growth ambitions
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New York City is home to many internationally known employers, including Netflix, Warner Media LLC, Pfizer Inc., American Express, NBC, CBS and ABC, Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase, Verizon and MetLife. New York City is ranked as the world’s top financial center and is a key contributor to the state’s #2 national ranking in general venture capital investment. The New York City MSA is also ranked #1 in tech employment, with companies including Facebook and Google expanding here. 

Exterior of the Nanotronics building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Private and public colleges and universities in New York City – from Columbia and New York University to Fordham University,  Cornell Tech and the City University of New York – draw students from around the country and around the world, contributing to the region’s highly educated workforce and talent pipeline. New York City has 187,306 tech jobs within the five boroughs, with a gain of 74,059 tech jobs between 2011-2020.

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New York City is an anchor of the state’s global tourism industry—offering visitors a unique mix of arts, entertainment, sports, culture and food. From theaters, concert halls, museums and arenas to new waterfront parks and public spaces, the city has something for everyone to experience.

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New York City has the infrastructure to meet business needs, with expanded and reimagined rail and airport terminals and meeting spaces. World-class transportation hubs include the new light-and-art-filled Moynihan Train Hall, and redeveloped concourses and terminals at LaGuardia Airport (LGA). Plans are also underway for a state-of-the-art transformation at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The $1.5 billion expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is complete, ensuring its status as a  destination for conventions and premier events. 

New York City By The Numbers

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Data source: ZoomProspector (Applied Geographic Solutions)

See opportunities in New York City

Visit the New York City Regional Economic Development Council site to see strategic plans, current projects and the latest economic data, plus access funding applications and more.

 

Regional Office

The New York City works hand-in-hand with new and existing businesses to help identify economic development programs to support business growth and expansion—for building new facilities, relocating a business, expanding operations and workforce and entering new and global markets. 

Joseph Tazewell
Regional Director
633 Third Avenue
36th Floor
New York New York 10017