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Data - May 2014

New York’s Design Economy

As New York City opens its second annual design week, this data analysis documents the continued economic importance of New York City’s design sector. It shows that New York has 65 percent more designers than any other metro area in the U.S., and that employment at city design firms increased by nearly 10 percent since the 2008 recession.

Data - March 2014

The Start of a NYC Manufacturing Revival?

This data analysis shows that New York City's manufacturing sector is finally showing signs of strength. The city lost at least 5,000 manufacturing jobs every year from 1997 to 2010, but over the past three years employment in the sector has held steady, with job totals in 2013 the same as in 2010.

Data - March 2014

Data from Caution Ahead

Charts and tables from our Caution Ahead report which found that while Superstorm Sandy focused much-needed attention on key pieces of New York City’s infrastructure, the city faces a number of other infrastructure vulnerabilities that have little to do with storm-preparedness—from aging water mains and deteriorating roads to crumbling public schools. If left unchecked, they could wreak havoc on the city’s economy and quality of life.

Data - December 2013

NYS Regional Economic Development Council Awards by Region, 2011-2013

NYC has received just 7.8 percent of the state’s Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) grants over the past three years, despite having more than 40 percent of the state’s population and businesses—and being home to the two counties with the highest unemployment rates in the state.

Data - July 2013

Data from The New Face of New York’s Seniors

Selected charts and tables from the Center for an Urban Future's 2013 report The New Face of New York's Seniors. The report found that New Yorkers are getting older and almost half of the city’s older adults are immigrants; but while the city has taken initial steps to plan for this rapidly diversifying population, not nearly enough attention has been paid to this particularly vulnerable subset of the city’s seniors.

Data - July 2013

More than Manhattan

Manhattan remains the epicenter of New York City’s economy, but the other four boroughs now comprise roughly 40 percent of all private sector jobs in the city, their highest total ever. In 2012, Manhattan accounted for 60.50 percent of the city’s private sector jobs, down from 65.92 percent in 1982 and 63.08 percent as recently as 2000.

Data - June 2013

Still Waiting for NYC’s Biotech Boom

New York City has all the ingredients to become a leading biotech hub, and the Bloomberg administration is pulling out all the stops to support the sector’s growth; but the New York Metro region was only fifth among all regions in biotech VC deals last quarter—and all of the local deals went to companies in New Jersey and Connecticut.

Data - June 2013

Data from Completion Day

Selected charts and graphs from the Center for an Urban Future's 2013 report Completion Day. The report found that community colleges are a critical resource for a growing number of New Yorkers and a key component of the state's economic competitiveness but are taken for granted by policymakers and continue to face enormous challenges in graduating students.

Data - May 2013

Seeding NYC’s Startup Success

Over the past decade, the NYC region’s share of all venture capital deals in the U.S. more than doubled, from 5.3 percent to 11.4 percent. During the same period, New England’s share fell from 14.8 percent to 10.2 percent and Silicon Valley’s rose slightly, from 28.6 percent to 31.7 percent.

Data - April 2013

Data from Launching Low-Income Entrepreneurs

Selected charts and graphs from the Center for an Urban Future's major April 2013 report on low-income entrepreneurs. The report found that with middle-income jobs in decline, entrepreneurship offers an increasingly promising pathway out of poverty; but few low-income New Yorkers are currently taking this route to economic self-sufficiency.

Data - April 2013

Low-Wage Jobs, 2012

Over the past five years, the number of New Yorkers who work in low-wage jobs has steadily increased, with more than a third of adults in the city—and nearly half in the Bronx—now stuck in low-paying occupations.

Data - March 2013

Is Manufacturing Back in Brooklyn?

Like the rest of New York City, Brooklyn has been bleeding manufacturing jobs for decades. But in the last few years, manufacturing employment in the borough is up slightly, even though the average company now has considerably fewer employees on average. Is Brooklyn in a new age of entrepreneurial manufacturing?

Data - March 2013

New York’s New Business Boom

Nearly twice as many new businesses were started in the five boroughs in 2011 than in 1991, and the lion’s share were started outside of Manhattan.

Data - March 2013

Legal Limbo

New York remains a global center for law firms, but employment in the city's legal services sector is down 3 percent over the past two decades.

Data - February 2013

Texas Two Step

There has been a huge spike in the number of New Yorkers relocating to Texas in recent years, even at a time when fewer city residents were departing for Charlotte, Atlanta, Philadelphia and other traditional destinations.

Data - January 2013

Data from Branches of Opportunity

Selected charts and graphs from the Center for an Urban Future's major January 2013 report on NYC's public libraries. The report found that public libraries are serving more people in more ways than ever before, and have become an increasingly critical part of the city’s human capital system; but they have been undervalued by policymakers and face growing threats in today’s digital age.

Data - August 2012

Data from Smarter Small Businesses

Selected charts and graphs from the Center for an Urban Future's August 2012 report on technology use among NYC's small businesses. The report found that far too many of NYC's small businesses still aren't using websites, online ads and other technology tools, a huge missed opportunity at a time when small firms face increasing competition from national chains and online companies.

Data - May 2012

Data from New Tech City

Selected charts and graphs from the Center for an Urban Future's major May 2012 report on NYC's tech sector. The report found that, riding a wave of start-ups, New York has emerged as a national leader in fields that leverage the Internet and mobile technologies—a development that has provided a key economic boost and left the city well positioned for future tech growth.

Data - March 2012

Data from Designing New York’s Future

Selected charts and graphs from the Center for an Urban Future's March 2012 report on NYC's design schools. The report found that New York City graduates twice as many students in design and architecture as any other U.S. city, but the city's design schools are not only providing the talent pipeline for New York's creative industries—they have become critical catalysts for innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth.

Data - January 2012

Data from Bad English

Selected charts and graphs from the Center for an Urban Future's January 2012 policy brief which found that communities from Albany and Syracuse to Queens and Staten Island are experiencing an influx of immigrants, many of whom lack English proficiency—but the number of state-funded ESOL classes has declined in recent years.

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