Comptroller says tech jobs growing rapidly in NYC
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ The state comptroller says high-technology jobs have been growing four times faster than the rest of New York City's economy the past four years and paid an average 2012 salary of $118,000, about 50 percent higher than the citywide average.
Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says high-tech firms, ranging from small startups to global giants like Google, created 25,000 city jobs from 2009 to 2013. He says so-called "Silicon Alley'' now stretches from Manhattan into Brooklyn and Queens.
The comptroller's report focuses on companies that design, manufacture, develop or maintain new technologies, finding the city was home to nearly 7,000 such firms by the third quarter of last year providing more than 103,000 jobs.
He says venture capital firms invested $1.3 billion in 222 of them last year.