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NYC Launches New Campaign To Get Word Out About Tech Startup Initiative

We Are Made In NY (credit: City of New York)

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NEW YORK (AP) - New York City is set on becoming a haven for high-tech startups, and officials are taking new steps to make sure everyone knows it.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled a website Tuesday to showcase what’s going on in tech in the city.

The “We Are Made in NY” site includes links to organizations that offer subsidized office space for startups, information on computer coding classes and a map showing which companies are hiring.

The city also will highlight New York-based tech companies in subway and bus ads.

Bloomberg predicted in 2011 that New York could someday surpass California’s Silicon Valley as a tech startup capital. He said Tuesday the city is “on the right path,” though not there yet.

Nearly 500 New York-based digital startups have gotten investor money since 2007.

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