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CUF Elevates Challenges Facing NYC’s Nonprofit Sector

Impact - March 2016

CUF Elevates Challenges Facing NYC’s Nonprofit Sector

The Comptroller’s Red Tape Commission used our Creative New York report to highlight challenges and make recommendations for strengthening the city’s nonprofit sector.

Women-Owned Businesses in the Nation’s 25 Largest Cities

Data - March 2016

Women-Owned Businesses in the Nation’s 25 Largest Cities

This index provides data on women-owned businesses in each of the nation’s 25 largest cities, including the overall number of women-owned firms, the growth rate for women-owned businesses and male-owned businesses, and average revenues per women-owned business.

Following CUF's recommendation, city requires companies to offer pre-tax transit benefits

Impact - October 2014

Following CUF's recommendation, city requires companies to offer pre-tax transit benefits

Following a recommendation from our Innovation and the City report, the Mayor and City Council implemented legislation mandating that New York City companies offer full-time employees access to pre-tax transit benefits.

Data from Smarter Small Businesses

Data - August 2012

Data from Smarter Small Businesses

Selected charts and graphs from the Center for an Urban Future's August 2012 report on technology use among NYC's small businesses. The report found that far too many of NYC's small businesses still aren't using websites, online ads and other technology tools, a huge missed opportunity at a time when small firms face increasing competition from national chains and online companies.

Mayor Bloomberg Unveils Technology Toolkit for Small Businesses

Impact - August 2012

Mayor Bloomberg Unveils Technology Toolkit for Small Businesses

Just over a week after our Smarter Small Businesses report demonstrated the need to help more of the city's small businesses integrate technology into their daily operations, Mayor Bloomberg launched a set of free tools to help small businesses in New York City use digital technologies and social media to grow their businesses and create jobs.

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.