Archives of Rudolph W. Giuliani

Mayor's WINS Address
Sunday, July 18, 1999

Hear the Mayor's Message

New York City's Economic Resurgence Continues
by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani

This week, New York City received more great economic news. In the month of June, the City gained 6,100 private sector jobs-bringing the total number of jobs created since December 1993 to more than 320,000. We're now on pace to have the best year of private sector job growth in more than 40 years, when these records were actually first kept. Few people thought that was possible. And these jobs have been created in all five boroughs and across a wide range of industries.

Just how have we done it? Not by government engineering. Not by devising more and more government jobs programs. We've managed to help spur the private sector to create jobs by reducing crime, cutting taxes by more than $2.2 billion, and doing away with so many of the burdens that for over a generation stymied our economic growth by making New York an anti-business, anti-opportunity city.

Over the last six years, we've reinvested in the private sector, going out of our way to make New York City a good place to do business. I'm very proud of that. All of us should be. Business has been at the core of what makes this city great since our foundation. It has to remain at the center of our success if we're to thrive and succeed in the 21st century. That's because the very best social program we can provide, without question, is a job.

Also, I want to remind everyone to be very careful in the heat this weekend. You should drink a lot of water, you should stay indoors if you can, and if you know anyone who's sick or elderly, try to check in on them and make sure they're okay. And if you need a cool place to go during the day or at night, try a movie theater or a store, or go to one of the City-run cooling centers throughout the five boroughs. To find out where these centers are located, call 1-800-4-COOL-NY. That's 1-800 426-6569. We want to be sure that everyone in the city gets through this heat wave in as healthy and as safe a way as possible.

Finally to the Kennedy family. Everyone in New York City, I know, joins me in feeling the sense of tragedy that's involved in this. And we just all hope and pray that you're delivered from this happening again to a family that has meant so much to so many New Yorkers and to so many Americans. John Kennedy, Jr. is a part of our history, he's a part of the history of America, he's become a part of New York City in a very special way. We remember him as a wonderful young man and now as a person who's achieved a tremendous amount of success in a very short period of time. And once again, we pray to God that God provides a miracle here and gives us the deliverance that we pray for, for him, for his wife, for his sister-in-law, for all of them, and for the Kennedy family. May God please help us to achieve a miracle. From Gracie Mansion, this is Rudy Giuliani.

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