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Report - July 2013

The New Face of New York’s Seniors

New Yorkers are getting older and almost half of the city’s older adults are immigrants. 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

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.

Commentary/Op-Ed - July 2013

Building the American Workforce

Employers need more workers with middle skills qualifications, but the supply of applicants with more than a high school diploma and less than a bachelor’s degree doesn't match the demand. In a Council on Foreign Relations report, CUF senior fellow Tom Hilliard argues that policymakers can narrow this gap by overhauling the national workforce development system.

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.

Commentary/Op-Ed - June 2013

Op-ed: New York would benefit by raising graduation rates

In June 2013, The Buffalo News published an op-ed by our senior fellow Tom Hilliard about the need to increase community college graduation rates in New York.

Commentary/Op-Ed - June 2013

Making New York’s Human Capital System More Accountable

Governor Cuomo ought to sign a new bill that would give workforce development providers and community colleges across the state access to a treasure trove of information to make their programs more accountable and effective.

Report - June 2013

Innovation and the City

New York’s next mayor will need to address a number of critical challenges facing the city. This report spotlights 15 innovative policies from cities across the U.S. and around the globe that could serve as a model.

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.

Report - June 2013

Completion Day

Community colleges are a critical resource for a growing number of New Yorkers and a key component of the state's economic competitiveness. But they are taken for granted by policymakers and continue to face enormous challenges in graduating students.

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.

Commentary/Op-Ed - May 2013

8 Ways to Grow New York’s Design Sector

Launching a citywide design festival is a big first step, but there is more the city can do to harness New York’s competitive advantage in design.

Report - April 2013

Launching Low-Income Entrepreneurs

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

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.

Commentary/Op-Ed - February 2013

Foster Youth and the Workforce: Next Steps

Roughly half of the young people who have aged out of NYC’s foster care system aren’t working, but this policy brief outlines a handful of achievable recommendations for putting foster youth on the path to careers and productive lives.

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