How New York’s Tech Scene Has Infiltrated The City’s Entire Economy
Modern startups have reshaped the face of NYC's traditional industries.
A new study led by HR&A; Advisors uncovers how engrained tech has become in the ecosystem of modern day New York. The Internet, mobile technologies, social media, and big data have created thousands of new startups, and also reshaped the face of traditional industry within the city.
Even though it’s easy to think tech companies would have the most tech employees, it’s actually the non-tech industries that contain the bulk of workers. Of the 291,000 jobs in NYC’s tech environment, 150,000 are tech jobs in non-tech industries (think developer at a big bank), while only 58,000 are tech jobs in the tech industry (think big data analyst at Twitter).