“Design”

by Don Friedman on June 30, 2011

The Center For An Urban Future has released an interesting report on the importance of design services to the New York City economy. Some of their stats are a little weak (they compare the total people employed in design and total number of firms in NYC, LA, Chicago and other cities, where per-capita numbers would be more useful) but the general point is a good one. It’s nice to see a reminder that there is more to the New York economy than banks and trading.

One serious flaw in the report: there’s no mention of engineering. Not to sound defensive, but engineers are designers, too, and there are a fair number of us in New York.

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