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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.

CUF report about NYC's Innovation Economy Influences Major Policy Announcement by NYU

Impact - July 2010

CUF report about NYC's Innovation Economy Influences Major Policy Announcement by NYU

Two weeks ago, NYU announced the formation of a new $20 million dollar venture fund to accelerate the transformation of ideas and discoveries by its students, faculty and researchers into start-up companies. We applaud the move, which directly reflects recommendations we made in our September 2009 report, Building New York City's Innovation Economy.

Speaker Quinn Echoes CUF ideas for building NYC's Innovation Economy

Impact - February 2010

Speaker Quinn Echoes CUF ideas for building NYC's Innovation Economy

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn led off her State of the City speech with a series of proposals to "cultivate an economy of innovation" and the centerpiece of her new initiatives echoes one of the Center's key recommendations.

Manh. Borough President Announces Plan to Implement CUF Idea for Growing NYC's Innovation Economy

Impact - February 2010

Manh. Borough President Announces Plan to Implement CUF Idea for Growing NYC's Innovation Economy

In his February 2010 State of the Borough Speech, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer singled out CUF's 2009 report, "Building New York City's Innovation Economy" while outlining a plan to diversify the city's economy and spark new job growth in the tech sector.

Bloomberg Administration Adopts CUF Recommendation for Improving Street Fairs

Impact - January 2010

Bloomberg Administration Adopts CUF Recommendation for Improving Street Fairs

In 2006, the Center published "Rethinking New York's Street Fairs," a report which urged the city to make major changes to street fairs held in the five boroughs. Last week, the Bloomberg administration embraced a major recommendation.

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