To put a spotlight on New York City's burgeoning technology industry, Mayor Bloomberg made several high profile visits to startups across the five boroughs. Increasing the visibility of these companies and shining a light on their successes helps illustrate the growth of the sector across the City and beyond. Building on his initial visit to Foursquare to officially proclain Foursquare Day on April 16, 2011, ove rhte past year Mayor Bloomberg has visited the offices of local success stories Efficiency 2.0, Etsy, General Assembly, Seamless and Tumblr. He has also welcomed with open arms the expansion of technology companies Facebook, Twitter and Yelp. As an entrepreneur who founded one of the world's largest information technology companies, the Mayor can testify personally to New York City's digital potential, helping to demonstrate why the technology industry is one of the top five sectors in the City.
Mayor Bloomberg has even demonstrated his loyalty to the local technology scene - and his focus on engineering education - by publicly committing on Twitter to complete homegrown startup Codecademy's Code Year program.
In addition, Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Katherine Oliver of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment honored Kickstarter for supporting the creative ecosystem at the 2012 annual "Made in NY" Awards and will continue to highlight successful, locally-based tech companies.
MADE IN NY DIGITAL MAP
To further promote and celebrate the digital sector, at the fifth annual Internet Week New York festival, Mayor Bloomberg unveiled the Made in NY Digital Map, an online map that plots startups, investors and incubators across the five boroughs and shows the dramatic hiring numbers for a powerful representation of the thriving technology industry in New York City.
The Made in NY Digital Map is a visual testament to the vibrant state of New YOrk's digital industry - showing a powerful constellation of over 1,800 homegrown startups, investors and incubators hiring for thousands of jobs across the five boroughs. Users can browse by neighborhood, review job postings or add their own startup to the digital landscape. The Made in NY Map is a living resource that reflects New York City's dynamic innovation ecosystem.
The interactive Made In NY Digital Map online highlights nearly 900 companies that are hiring. In addition, a print version of the map was made possible by a grant from the Association for a Better New York. The interactive Made In NY Digital Map online highlights nearly 900 companies that are hiring. A print version of the map is shown here. Design by The Letter Ofﬁce.
Led by Mayor Bloomberg's commitment to realize New York City's digital potential, the Made in NY Digital Map was created by the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment in partnership with Internet Week NY and New York Tech Meetup. In addition, a print version of the map, designed by The Letter Office, was made possible by a grant from the Association for a Better New York. Explore the map at mappedinny.com.