NEW YORK; Oct. 20, 2014 – Applications are now being accepted for New York’s fifth annual FinTech Innovation Lab, a 12-week program co-founded by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Partnership Fund for New York City that helps early- and growth-stage financial technology (fintech) companies accelerate product and business development by gaining exposure to top bank and venture capital executives. New York is currently the fastest growing fintech cluster in the United States, according to a report issued by Accenture and the Partnership Fund for New York City, with a rapidly emerging ecosystem comprised of startups, capital, talent, educational resources and fintech accelerators. Applications are available at www.fintechinnovationlab.com and are due by December 5, 2014.
“This recognition by the Tax Foundation, which has historically ranked New York’s tax environment as the nation’s worst, is a fitting testament to what Governor Cuomo has accomplished over the past four years. His business tax reforms have set the stage for a new era of job creation and economic growth in this state.”
Annual Program Selects 19 Senior Executives Committed to Corporate Civic Engagement
NEW YORK, NY, October, 10, 2014 – The Partnership for New York City, an organization of the city’s business leaders, today announced the newest class of David Rockefeller Fellows, a group of 19 senior executives selected to participate in a year-long business and civic leadership program.
“The Executive Order to increase the ‘living wage’ is unlikely to affect the city’s overall economic growth, but some prospective commercial tenants will resist leasing space in projects that impose wage and compliance requirements that are more onerous than market practice. The Administration will need to monitor how this new policy affects development and leasing activity, particularly in lower income communities.”