Partnership member firms were early to recognize the pandemic danger, limiting travel and encouraging employees to work from home. During the past four weeks, Partnership leaders have shared information and conducted policy discussions with Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio and Senate Minority Leader Schumer. Throughout the crisis, the Partnership has worked with government, foundations, and others to address rapidly emerging challenges of the pandemic. These initiatives have included support for health care providers and first responders, relief for vulnerable populations, and maintaining essential business functions.
The impact of COVID-19 has been far-reaching, but public-private partnerships will go a long way to ensure that New York emerges from the pandemic stronger than ever.
We surveyed our members and sent recommendations to the federal government for how to address the COVID-19 crisis and give New York and other commercial centers across the country the best tools for economic recovery.Read the letter
Public Service Commercials
We released two public service commercials aimed at reminding New Yorkers of the gravity of the Coronavirus pandemic and the need to utilize common sense to prevent its spread.
Produced by Devito/Verdi, one of the New York’s top creative advertising agencies, the commercials have begun airing on WNYW/WWOR, WPIX, WCBS, WABC-TV, WNBC-TV, and a number of other media outlets, including TikTok, Empire Report, Albany Times-Union, Charter, Altice USA, and via The Ad Council. Airtime is being donated by the participating media companies.
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The Partnership has compiled recent statistics to inform our members of the city’s economic standing as we prepare for the first stage of reopening. This information reflects both the challenges and the need for business leadership.
May 2020Read report
May 3-9 update on changes in consumer spending to understand which New York City industries and businesses are most impacted by COVID-19.
May 2020Read report
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