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NYC opens comment period for proposed changes to use of Sandy funds


New York City opened a 30-day comment period for proposed amendments to its Action Plan for Sandy CDBG-DR funds. The deadline to submit comments was recently extended to March 2. Three public hearings that were cancelled have been rescheduled and are listed below. Check the NYC Recovery page for further details. More...

December 2013 Economic Development News


News this month:  Yankess aspiring for Soccer Stadium in the Bronx, de Blasio appointments to Economic Development officials, and NYC Independent Budget Office releases Budget Options for New York City


Community groups see opportunity for de Blasio to address long-term community needs in Sandy rebuild


Rebuilding after Sandy may provide an opportunity for Mayor-elect de Blasio to address issues of inequality in the New York City by soliciting greater input on projects from community and advocacy groups.


NYCIDA approves large subsidies to mega-developments in final days of Bloomberg Administration


In the final board meeting of the New York City Industrial Development Agency under the Bloomberg Administration, the board gave approval for subsidies for One Hudson Yards on Manhattan's Far West Side, Staten Island, St, George Outlet in Staten Island and Phase 1 of the Willets Point redevelopment in Queens. More...

GJNY testifies at the New York City Council Committee hearing on Sandy Transparency Bill


On Monday, December 2nd the New York City Council Committee on Finance held a follow-up public hearing on Intro 1040-a, to get answers to many questions that came up during the November 15th hearing. More...

October 27, 2013: Turn The Tide: One Year After Sandy, Demand A Just Rebuilding!


On October 27th, meet at City Hall to Turn the Tide, and demand a just, sustainable rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy!


October 10, 2013: Groups Chide Officials on Lack of Transparency and Community Engagement


Read the public statement released by Good Jobs New York with more than a dozen groups calling on the city to increase transparency measures to boost efforts at communicating with community organizations. More...

NYC Proposed Substantial Amendment to CDBG-DR Action Plan



October Economic Development News


News this month: Governor Cuomo vetos a bill to extend tax breaks to retail stores after a disaster


September Economic Development News


News this month: Good Jobs First asks "Who Is Funding Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s Partisan Job-Piracy Trips?" Plus, a new report on Manhattan office space by the NYC Independant Budget Office and a closer look at New Jersey's recent overhaul of state subsidy programs.