In an effort to quell Silicon Alley’s diversity problem, the city unveiled last month a new program that will bring computer science to all public school students by 2025. Computer Science for All will take $81 million of public-private monies to implement over the next decade. But experts believe the […]
Tag: Economic Development Corporation
The Bloomberg administration’s $130 million subsidy of grocery-delivery company FreshDirect became a flash point in a recent mayoral debate when, on a question about job creation, Joe Lhota criticized Bill de Blasio’s disapproval of the subsidy.
Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio’s lofty goal of leveling inequality suggests big changes at the Economic Development Corporation. But his broad policies won’t bring sweeping transformation — the EDC is spreading out its resources without him.
Declining city funds and the growing number of non-industrial businesses in and around industrial business zones (IBZ’s) are at odds with the program’s original purpose.