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Commentary/Op-Ed - August 2007

Engineering A Tech Sector

This Off the CUF essay argues that NYU's proposed merger with Polytechnic University could provide a critical spark to the city's long-frustrated efforts to establish a more robust high-tech sector.

by David Hochman

Tags: economic growth tech engineering

Click here to read the commentary (PDF).

Update: In August 2007, the Center published a policy brief by guest commentator David Hochman which argued that the proposed merger between NYU and Brooklyn-based Polytechnic University would greatly enhance the city’s engineering capabilities and provide a major lift to the city’s lagging high-tech sector. In March 2008, the Polytechnic University’s Board of Trustees approved the merger.