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New York City’s life sciences ecosystem offers resources and opportunities across funding, space, and talent.

Key Resources

The NYC Life Sciences Talent Pipeline

With a workforce of 4M+, NYC is home to the nation’s largest, most diverse, and most skilled talent pool—including the world’s largest concentration of Nobel laureates; 7,000+ graduate students and postdocs; and 500,000 healthcare workers, more than any other city in the nation.

NYCEDC is committed to nurturing and growing that talent through workforce development initiatives like the LifeSci NYC Internship Program, which prepares a diverse group of students for careers in the field—and builds a direct talent pipeline for the life sciences industry. To date, over 725 interns across over 180 host companies have participated in the program, with 45 percent of those internships either extended or transformed into a full-time role.

LifeSci NYC Interns

LifeSci NYC Internship Program

Preparing a diverse range of NYC students for careers in life sciences.

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Industry and Business Support

Our team and our State partners at Empire State Development are here to partner with companies large and small to help make connections in NYC. We also work to connect businesses to resources and incentives to help relocate to or expand in New York City.

Business Resources
  • Business Incentives Guide
  • Business Resource Guide
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LifeSci NYC Expansion Fund

Upfront capital to expand and grow in NYC.

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Space to Grow

NYC is investing in new wet lab space, while making available existing spaces for early-stage companies. The City has already taken the lead in bringing new, state-of-the-art life sciences spaces online, including:

  • Launching BioLABS@NYULangone, with 50K square feet of newly renovated and fully equipped laboratory and office space
  • Partnering with King Street Properties to build Innolabs, a 260K-square-foot life sciences building in Long Island City
  • Partnering with Deerfield Management to redevelop a 12-story building in Manhattan’s Flatiron District into a life sciences campus called CURE to provide office space, wet labs, and programming to support startups

And we’re just getting started. The City has already opened or announced the opening of 1.7 million square feet of space to-date, and we anticipate bringing 10 million square feet of wet lab space online over the next 10 to 15 years.

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The NYC Life Sciences Ecosystem

View an interactive map showing select life sciences assets across NYC.

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