The Most Important Economic and Fiscal Decisions Facing the Next Mayor

Dec 06, 2013

This book is a series of "options papers" presented at a conference on the most important economic and fiscal decisions facing the next Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio. The challenges covered in this book include tax revenues, capital and debt, economic development, and expenses. Below you will find links to the book, the media alert, and video of panels discussing the book's findings.

Report: The Most Important Economic and Fiscal Decisions Facing the Next Mayor
Media Alert

Panels: The Most Important Economic and Fiscal Decisions Facing the Next Mayor

Dec 06, 2013

Fiscal Outlook Presentation and Comptroller-Elect Scott Stringer


Tax Revenue Panel


Capital Panel


Economic Development Panel

Expenses Panel

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.

Competitiveness Scorecard
Scorecard Analysis
Press Release

Governor Cuomo’s Third Budget: Priorities for Fiscal Year 2013-14

Dec 18, 2012
Over the last two years New York State has successfully tackled serious budget issues – curbing rapidly rising public employee pension costs, negotiating reasonable contracts for the state workforce, and implementing significant reforms in Medicaid. These actions helped improve the State’s fiscal condition to the extent that the projected budget gap in fiscal year 2013-14 is a historically low $982 million but important work remains to be done. Four important challenges face state leaders as they prepare the next budget:

Economic Development Reporting in New York City: What’s Missing?

Apr 12, 2012

The bidding war between New York and New Jersey over the relocation of FreshDirect recently ended with New York City and State putting together a “winning” $125 million incentive package for the firm to move and expand into the Harlem River Yards in the Bronx.[1] The battle over FreshDirect is an example of unsound “race to the bottom” economic development p

Pluses Outweigh Minuses in Responsible, On-Time NYS Budget

Apr 04, 2012

It wasn’t an April Fools’ joke - an on-time, responsible budget was passed in advance of the start of the new fiscal year on April 1, and the bills were made public several days ahead of time.

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

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