NYC Tech Economy Highlighted at Data Science Institute Ribbon Cutting

Maria Torres-Springer, president of NYC’s Economic Development Commission, highlighted growth in the City’s tech industry at the Data Science Institute’s ribbon cutting last week. (Timothy Lee) Looking to diversify New York City’s economy after the 2008 financial crisis, city officials came up with a plan to double the number of engineers working in New York. Born out of this initiative four years ago, the Data Science Institute hosted a ribbon cutting Friday to celebrate the opening of its new headquarters at Columbia University. At the ribbon cutting, Maria Torres-Springer, the president of NYC’s Economic Development Corporation, emphasized the Institute’s role in turning New York City into a powerhouse for innovation. “Thanks to all of you, New York City is becoming the capital of hyphen-tech: finance-tech, media-tech and technology-driven innovations in…


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