Made in New York Digital Map
This is a good example of:User uploaded mapping to increase the visibility of the local tech economy components
To support and expand the technology sector, New York City created a user-updated map showing the location of tech fimrs, funders and office space.
To spur development of the technology sector, New York City developed the Made in New York Digital Map. The mapped items include (1) Digital Companies, (2) Investors, (3) Co-work and incubator space, (4) Companies that are hiring and (5) the location of “Made in NY” affiliate companies.
Top Takeaways for Other Communities
- In urban areas, funders and companies seeking investment often don’t realize they are located close to each other (or even in the building).
- New York distilled economic development factors to those most important to the growing technology sector
- The “Made in NY” group represents the creative sector that may not be directly digital, but rather a part of the larger creative sector driving innovation.
- Items mapped in New York may not be the same for every community. Based on local strengths and assets, communities need to figure out how to “map what matters” to support their own economic ecosystems.