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Testimony - September 2004

Workforce Reorganization, One Year Later

CUF project director David Fischer recently spoke to the New York City Council's committee on economic development about the progress of the NYC Department of Small Business Services on workforce development issues.

Testimony - May 2004

Testimony: New York’s Broadband Gap

At a recent City Council hearing, CUF research director Jonathan Bowles testified that while broadband is becoming crucial for small businesses in every sector, many firms outside of Manhattan have difficulty accessing a reliable and affordable high-speed connection.

Testimony - April 2004

Testimony to the Joint City Council Hearing on African-American Unemployment in New York City

On April 22, CUF project director David Fischer addressed a joint hearing of City Council's General Welfare, Economic Development and Community Development committees on a recent report showing that black male unemployment in New York has reached crisis levels.

Testimony - December 2003

NYC Continues to Lose Market Share in Fast-Growing Air Cargo Sector

CUF research director Jonathan Bowles testifies to City Council that while the national air cargo sector is growing, New York continues to slide from its once-dominant position.

Testimony - November 2003

City Zoning Decisions Further Harm NYC Manufacturers

CUF Research Director Jonathan Bowles addresses City Council on recent city zoning decisions and the impact on city businesses.

Testimony - September 2003

Workforce System in Transition

CUF project director David Jason Fischer addressed a joint hearing of the Youth and Economic Development Committees of City Council on Monday, Sept. 15.

Testimony - June 2003

Testimony Supporting the Creation of a CUNY School of Professional Studies

Center director Neil Kleiman speaks to the CUNY Board of Trustees about the proposal to create a school of professional studies at CUNY

Testimony - June 2003

Transferring Workforce Programs to the Department of Small Business Services

CUF Project Director David Fischer speaks to the General Welfare Committee of the City Council on the Bloomberg Administration's move to shift job training responsibility to the Department of Small Business Services.

Testimony - May 2003

Should New York City Consider Separation From the State of New York?

CUF Research Director Jonathan Bowles addressed City Council on how New York City has been mistreated by Albany--and whether the city should ponder secession from New York state.

Testimony - April 2003

Anti-NYC Bias Dooms State’s Biotech Strategy

Testimony of Jonathan Bowles Before State Assembly Legislative Commission on Science and Technology

Testimony - February 2003

Impact of the Arts on New York City’s Economy

Center deputy director Robin Keegan addressed the City Council on how arts and cultural development affect the city economy.

Testimony - December 2002

Remarks to City Council General Welfare Committee

CUF project director David Fischer gave testimony at a Dec. 5 City Council hearing on the Workforce Investment Act

Testimony - June 2002

A Case For a Sector-Based Economic Development Strategy

Testimony of Center Research Director Jonathan Bowles before the New York City Council's Economic Development Committee.

Testimony - April 2002

Remarks at WIA Reauthorization Forum

On April 25, the Center's David Fischer spoke at a forum on reauthorization of the federal Workforce Investment Act in New York City sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Testimony - February 2002

Guiding Principles for the Lower Manhattan Development Commission

Testimony of Jonathan Bowles before the City Council, February 25, 2002.

Testimony - February 2002

Remarks to City Council: the Workforce Investment Act in New York City

Remarks of CUF Project Director David Fischer at City Council's General Welfare Committee hearings on Workforce Investment Act implementation.

Testimony - October 2001

Testimony to IDA Board on New York Stock Exchange Financing

Testimony of Jonathan Bowles, Research Director, Center for an Urban Future, before New York City's IDA Board on the question of New York Stock Exchange Financing

Testimony - October 2001

Don’t Legalize Loft Conversions in East Williamsburg Industrial Park

Testimony of Jonathan Bowles, Research Director, Center for an Urban Future Before the City Planning Commission On Loft Law Zoning Amendments

Testimony - April 2001

Long Island City Rezoning

Testimony of Jonathan Bowles, Research Director, Center for an Urban Future, Before City Planning Commission: Long Island City Rezoning

Testimony - August 2000

Response to the City of New York’s Workforce Investment Plan

Submitted at a public hearing on the city's plan to implement the federal Workforce Investment Act locally

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