Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined online review company Yelp to announce the opening of their new office in New York City. The new Yelp East Coast headquarters, located at 104 Fifth Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets, is already home to over 65 full-time employees – 20 of whom joined Yelp just this past month – and includes local and brand sales executives and a marketing team.
Jeremy Stoppelman ( Co-Founder and CEO, Yelp): New York City is the very embodiment of opportunity.
In May this year, the Mayor and the NYS’s chief digital officer Rachel Sterne unveiled the City’s digital roadmap, a compressive strategy that laid the ground work for tech companies to come to the City, hire New Yorkers and thrive. The report, created in collaboration with numerous City agencies, stakeholders in both the public and private sector and citizens from all five boroughs, unveiled partnerships with a range of social media companies including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Tumblr.
Last year, the City passed Boston in the volume of venture capital investment, and high-tech jobs have grown by 30 per cent in the past five years.
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