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5 Recommendations for the Mayor’s FDI Strategy to Capture Some of the Investment Inflow

It seems international businesses are booming in the U.S. New York City opened its doors in beta version in Brooklyn. New York City is the newest addition to international-focused accelerator programs and co-working places and an example of significant foreign direct investment (FDI) into New York City. A few months ago, the Partnership for New York City (PFNYC) released a study about the importance of foreign direct investments in the city. The Mayor’s Office for International Affairs is currently conducting a...

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Governor Cuomo Announces Groundbreaking at University at Albany’s Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex

The $180 Million Project Will be Completed in 2021  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the University at Albany broke ground on its Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex at the Harriman State Office Campus - paving the way for a new interdisciplinary hub for STEM research, public policy development and entrepreneurship. The $180 million complex, funded in part by the NYSUNY 2020 program, will be built on the Harriman Campus and will be the future home of University at...

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Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening of Burgard High School’s Advanced Manufacturing Labs

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art Welding Lab, and renovations of the existing Machine Tool Lab and Auto Lab at Burgard High School in Buffalo. The $3.2 million Buffalo Billion initiative lead by Alfred State College provides the high-tech tools students need to train for careers in welding, automotive and other cutting-edge careers. "Education is the first step of workforce development, and New York will continue to equip our young people with the...

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Two Counties Added to SBA Disaster Declaration in New York

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Cayuga and Monroe counties have been added to the Presidential declaration for Public Assistance resulting from damages caused by flooding from May 2 through Aug. 6, 2017. Private NonProfit (PNP) organizations that provide non-critical services located in Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, Saint Lawrence and Wayne in New York are eligible to apply.  Examples of eligible non-critical PNP organizations include, but are not limited to, food kitchens, homeless shelters,...

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International Business Updates from NYC

By NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs IN2NYC The International Innovators Initiative (IN2NYC) is now accepting applications. The IN2NYC program facilitates collaborative partnerships between international entrepreneurs and City University of New York (CUNY) schools, enabling entrepreneurs to be eligible for cap-exempt H-1B visas. Through the program, entrepreneurs gain access to workspace, equipment, and other amenities at incubators located at one of six CUNY campuses, as well as access to a large talent pool of skilled workers.  In exchange, entrepreneurs dedicate some of...

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NYC Delivers First-Ever City Plan to Meet the Goals of the Paris Climate Agreement

Plan identifies actions NYC will take in the next three years to accelerate emissions reductions in support of the global l.5° Celsius warming target NEW YORK—In fulfillment of Mayor de Blasio’s June executive order to adopt and commit the City to the principles of the Paris Agreement, the Mayor today, in coordination with MOS and City agencies, released 1.5°C: Aligning New York City With the Paris Climate Agreement. The plan lists actions the City will take in the next three years...

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Governor Cuomo Breaks Ground on $75 Million Cold Spring Harbor Labs Center for Therapeutics Research

New Center Will Support the Thriving Biotechnology, Research and Academic Community on Long Island Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today broke ground on the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Center for Therapeutics Research project on Long Island. The new $75 million initiative applies the Laboratory's biomedical expertise to advance therapeutics for genetic diseases. CSHL is a world-leader in fundamental biology research with clinical care, and New York's $25 million investment in the new Center for Therapeutics Research will support advancements already underway in...

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Last Cars Crossing Tappan Zee Bridge; Westchester-Bound Traffic Shifted onto Iconic Bridge on Friday Night Bridge Connecting Rockland and Westchester on Track to Open in 2018 and on Budget at $3.98 Billion

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that all traffic is now traveling on the first span of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, weeks earlier than planned. The iconic twin-span cable-stayed crossing opened to Rockland-bound traffic in late August. VIDEO of a time lapse is available here. B-ROLL of the last cars crossing the Tappan Zee Bridge is available on YouTube here and in TV Quality (h264 format) here.  All four lanes of Westchester-bound traffic have officially shifted to the first span this evening, just a few weeks after the Governor announced the opening of the first span for Rockland-bound drivers.  Traffic...

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Start a city-to-city Cooperation with the International Urban Cooperation!

Starting a city-to-city cooperation Cities in the member states of the European Union who wish to exchange with a city facing similar challenges in another global region are encouraged to apply by 21 September 2017 for the International Urban Cooperation (IUC) city-to-city cooperation programme on sustainable urban development. The programme aims to foster links between EU cities and those in Latin America and the Caribbean, India, Japan, North America, and Asia. Through the programme, local leaders will be able to connect and...

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New Study Shows that Summer Work Travel Delivers Significant Public Policy Benefits and Strengthens the U.S. Economy

Comes on Heels of White House Threat to Eliminate the Program Washington, DC (August 29, 2017) – As a follow up to several stories that ran this week highlighting the Administration’s efforts to eliminate the J1 Exchange Visitor Program — a State Department cultural exchange for international students and young professionals —below is a link to a report by the research firm EurekaFacts showing that one of those J1 programs, Summer Work Travel (SWT), delivers significant benefits to the U.S. in...

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