New York

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New York

The port past

  • The Port of New York and New Jersey is the largest port on the Atlantic coast of the US, the busiest on the East Coast and the third biggest in US
  • In 2010, 4,811 ships entered New York harbour. Their cargo was valued at over $157 billion and weighed 32.2 million metric tonnes
  • European colonisation of the US began in the 1600s and following this strides were made to include the port in the triangle of trade between Europe, Africa and North America

The tech future

  • NYC is a huge hub for FinTech – it’s home to Google, Facebook, MongoDB, Spotify, Symphony, Vice Media, The New York Times, Handy, Tumblr, Timehop, Buzzfeed, Etsy, ZocDoc and more
  • 48,000 people are employed in the FinTech sector in NYC
  • Companies to watch in 2016 and beyond include Apester, DigitalOcean, MediaMath and StartApp
  • Banks are starting to invest in FinTech start ups in New York – Barclays and Goldman Sachs are leading a Wall Street trend
New York

New York has created more tech jobs than Silicon Valley over the past five years and the calibre of tech and finance brands we have here is only comparable to San Francisco. It goes without saying that NYC is an attractive prospect for Gen X and Millennials – it’s a golden time to be here.”

Thomas Lovell-Butt Business Manager of the New York Office, GCS Recruitment

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