The New York City economy is comprised of dynamic, overlapping ecosystems. As of 2013, there were 4.27 million people working in New York City, where New York City is defined as the five boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island.
Plenty of global companies have their headquarters or a subsidiary in the city. This concentration of firms offers proximity to the leaders of many of the world’s top corporations. Among other things, New York offers cultural and recreational amenities, high-quality health services and world-class educational and research institutions that draw a diversity of talent from around the globe.
It also offers access to fast-growing technology markets and emerging industries. Most importantly, the city is home to the world’s largest cluster of specialized financial services firms upon which high finance depends, as well as the top legal, accounting, management consulting and technology experts.