The Affordable Housing Crisis: How Bad Is It in New York City?

Aug 06, 2014

The policy brief, the first in a series on housing affordability, analyzes data from 22 U.S. cities to assess whether affordable housing is a nationwide problem or one particular to New York City.

Remaining the World's Most Competitive City

Jun 19, 2013

A study released earlier this month by The Economist Intelligence Unit held good news for New York City, which ranked first among 120 global cities based on ability to attract capital, businesses and talent. But the competition is fierce, and is not limited to international megacities like London, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.

NY's People Strengths Need Constant Work

Feb 10, 2013

Human capital is a hot topic. Thriving in the information economy requires a highly skilled workforce with specialized expertise and an ability to innovate. Attracting such a workforce is essential to New York's ability to retain strength in core industries and cultivate emerging ones.

Competitiveness Scorecard: Assessing NYC's Competitiveness as a Home for Human Capital

Feb 07, 2013

The future econonomic prosperity of the New York City metropolitan area depends on attracting and retaining a highly-educated workforce. In coming years, economic growth will be driven by industries that require highly-skilled workers with specialized knowldge, technical expertise and an ability to innovate.

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NYC vs. San Jose: Engineers and Our Metro Peers

Dec 19, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is poised to announce which university has been selected to develop an applied science and engineering campus in New York City.   The City of New York will provide land and infrastructure investments worth up to $100 million to the winner.  Time will tell whether the campus will serve as the catalyst for transforming the New York metropolitan area into the

New York’s Green Policies: Too Much or Too Little – A Competitive Perspective

Apr 04, 2011

This report assesses how New York compares to other cities in pursuing green objectives and suggests how New York’s leaders can set priorities for taking additional steps to promote environmental goals in ways that align with goals of economic growth and urban competitiveness. 

CBC Issues Report on New York City's Green Policies

Apr 04, 2011

The CBC today released a report that examines New York City’s green policies from the perspective of urban competitiveness, not exclusively in terms of promoting environmental sustainability.

Testimony for a Hearing of the Senate Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform

Mar 12, 2009

This testimony by CBC Deputy Research Director Elizabeth Lynam emphasizes two key points about New York’s personal income tax and offers a framework for thinking about tax reform in the current fiscal context: 1) New York’s personal income tax is progressive, but its overall tax structure is not; and 2) New York’s economic competitiveness should be an important factor in considering changes to

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