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New City Initiatives to Retain Industrial Jobs Echo CUF Recommendations

Impact - June 2011

New City Initiatives to Retain Industrial Jobs Echo CUF Recommendations

Several of our ideas influenced a package of 22 proposals to strengthen the city's industrial sector that was announced this week by Mayor Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn

Bring Stanford to NYC?

Impact - May 2011

Bring Stanford to NYC?

Mayor Bloomberg recently announced that the city had received 18 responses to its Request for Expressions of Interest seeking academic institutions to develop an applied science and engineering research campus in New York City, with proposals coming from Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon and many other institutions from around the world. The city's idea for attracting a new engineering campus was greatly influenced by our 2009 Building New York City's Innovation Economy report.

Mayor runs with CUF recommendations to support immigrant entrepreneurs

Impact - March 2011

Mayor runs with CUF recommendations to support immigrant entrepreneurs

Today, the Mayor announced three new steps to make it easier for immigrant-owned businesses to start and grow in New York City. All three mayoral initiatives were heavily influenced by the Center.

Data from Behind the Curb

Data - February 2011

Data from Behind the Curb

Selected charts and graphs from the Center for an Urban Future's major February 2011 report which found that a disproportionate share of the city's recent job growth, transit ridership gains and population growth have occurred in the four boroughs outside of Manhattan. However, transit service in the boroughs has not kept pace-and the biggest losers have been the city's working poor.

Mayor Bloomberg Advances CUF Policy Proposals in State of City Speech: Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Impact - January 2011

Mayor Bloomberg Advances CUF Policy Proposals in State of City Speech: Immigrant Entrepreneurs

CUF has been the city's leading voice in highlighting the catalytic impact of immigrant entrepreneurs and arguing that targeted support from local economic development officials could help more immigrants succeed in starting and growing businesses here.Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg announced a set of initiatives to support immigrant entrepreneurs.

Mayor Bloomberg Advances CUF Policy Proposals in State of City Speech: Innovation Economy

Impact - January 2011

Mayor Bloomberg Advances CUF Policy Proposals in State of City Speech: Innovation Economy

Several of the economic development initiatives outlined by the mayor focused on growing the innovation economy, including the Center's longstanding recommendation to bolster the city's engineering presence.

CUF report leads to new kitchen incubator in East Harlem

Impact - January 2011

CUF report leads to new kitchen incubator in East Harlem

In 2008, the Center published a policy brief which urged city economic development officials to support the creation of additional kitchen incubators in the five boroughs. We are gratified that city policymakers ran with the ideas in our piece.

CUF influences new Bloomberg administration initiative

Impact - December 2010

CUF influences new Bloomberg administration initiative

In a major speech yesterday, Deputy Mayor Bob Steel announced a new city initiative to help the city grow its technology sector that was influenced by the Center's innovation economy research.

Daily News editorial cites CUF study, backs our conclusion that state should scrap Aqueduct racino

Impact - July 2010

Daily News editorial cites CUF study, backs our conclusion that state should scrap Aqueduct racino

In its lead editorial, the Daily News quotes the Center's "sharp study" about the Aqueduct Racetrack racino project and endorses our commentary's conclusion.

Mayor Bloomberg takes a page from CUF in arguing economic value of immigrants

Impact - July 2010

Mayor Bloomberg takes a page from CUF in arguing economic value of immigrants

In late June, Mayor Bloomberg launched a national campaign to advocate for an overhaul of the nation's immigration policy, basing his case on an argument made repeatedly by the Center for an Urban Future during the past few years: immigrants provide a vital economic boost to cities.

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