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Keeping NYC Competitive in an Age of Hybrid Work

About this event

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This forum explored a range of ideas for how city and state leaders can keep NYC competitive amidst the rise of hybrid work and other fundamental economic shifts that have taken root and accelerated since the start of the pandemic. Amidst this challenging new post-pandemic landscape, and with New York facing new competition from a host of cities, our speakers offered ideas for what city policymakers should prioritize--new or scaled up initiatives, projects, or policy changes that will address emerging challenges and seize new opportunities to make New York even stronger, more vibrant, and more equitable.

Speakers included:

  • Andrew Kimball, President & CEO, New York City Economic Development Corporation
  • Hope Knight, President, CEO, & Commissioner, Empire State Development
  • Winston Fisher, Partner, Fisher Brothers; CEO, AREA15
  • Eric Gertler, Executive Chairman & CEO, U.S.News & World Report; former President & CEO, Empire State Development
  • Larisa Ortiz, Managing Director, Public Nonprofit Solutions, Streetsense
  • Seth Pinsky, CEO, 92NY; former President & CEO, New York City Economic Development Corporation
  • Julie Samuels, President & Executive Director, Tech:NYC
  • Jessica Walker, President & CEO, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

This symposium was made possible through generous support from Fisher Brothers Foundation. We are also grateful for general support from The Clark Foundation, the Altman Foundation, and ongoing support from a number of other philanthropic funders.

Center for an Urban Future

Center for an Urban Future is a catalyst for smart and sustainable policies that reduce inequality, increase economic mobility, and grow the economy in NYC.