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Strengthening confidence in New York City means ensuring that industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, and top talent have confidence that NYC is the best city in the world to do business.

To do this, we proactively attract and retain job-creating companies—by branding and positioning NYC as a business-friendly environment, organizing advisory councils to connect industries to City government, publishing and sharing economic data to inform business decisions, and hosting international delegations to encourage foreign investment.

Setting the Stage for Business & Job Growth

By the Numbers


jobs were created by JetBlue in NYC in 2022.

As part of our business development efforts, our teams work with domestic and foreign businesses across industries, colleges and universities, and major nonprofit organizations to create the right conditions for businesses to grow, driving job creation for everyday New Yorkers.

We increase the footprints of industries—from tech to manufacturing to retail—and we work to attract and retain global brands in NYC.

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Business Development

Our team helps businesses establish the connections they need to succeed in NYC.

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Driven by Data

Part of strengthening confidence in NYC is painting a clear picture of the state and direction of the economy. We publish monthly reports on the data that we track most closely to measure the strength of the city’s economy—from labor statistics to sector trends to real estate occupancy. We share it to help guide our own work and the decisions of industry leaders, companies, thought leaders, and others in the city’s business community.

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NYC Economic Snapshot

Key data measuring the strength of NYC’s economy.

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Planning a “New” New York

The “New” New York Panel was launched in May 2022 by Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams to examine the future of New York City and the region’s economy. Over six months, the panel created a set of 40 proposals intended to make New York City the best place to work and serve as a roadmap for the city’s future. The governor and mayor announced these proposals in December 2022 as the Making New York Work for Everyone Action Plan.

Manhattan Commercial Revitalization (M-CORE)

In May 2023, NYCEDC and the New York City Industrial Development Agency (NYCIDA) launched the Manhattan Commercial Revitalization Program (M-CORE), a key recommendation from the Making New York Work for Everyone Action Plan. The program will provide financial assistance, in the form of tax incentives, to support transformative renovations of aging commercial office buildings located in Manhattan south of 59th Street. 

M-CORE is intended to help building owners decrease vacancy and attract world class tenant companies, who are increasingly seeking high-quality, amenity-rich office space, as well as incubator and accelerator operators to generate the high-growth companies of the future.

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