The “New” New York Panel was launched by Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams in 2022 to examine the future of New York City and the region’s economy.
A direct result of the panel’s work, the Making New York Work for Everyone Action Plan lays out a set of 40 proposals—and a shared City-State agenda—focused on the future of jobs centers, neighborhoods, the way people work, key industries, infrastructure, talent development and more.
Created to develop actionable strategies for the recovery and resilience of the city’s commercial districts, the work of the “New” New York Panel informed New York City’s path to equitable economic recovery and resurgence—reimagining how and where people work, optimizing the mix and use of space in key employment centers to minimize vacancy, catalyze vibrancy, bolster the tax base, and create new opportunities for New Yorkers to thrive in family-sustaining jobs.
The panel went on to address a wide range of challenges affecting all New Yorkers, from transportation to housing and from public space to childcare. The action plan reflects this broad purview by proposing three overarching goals:
- Reimagine New York’s Commercial Districts as Vibrant 24/7 Destinations
- Make It Easier for New Yorkers to Get to Work
- Generate Inclusive, Future-Focused Growth
Our administration is committed to building a 'New' New York—a safer, fairer, and more prosperous city that will continue to adapt and thrive. And this plan lays out a clear vision for coordinated City, State, nonprofit, and private sector action.
Working for an Equitable Future
The “New” New York Panel focused on transforming the city’s job centers, including Midtown Manhattan, and other neighborhoods to support the ways people will live and work in the future. It also identified key industries of the future, areas for regional cooperation especially related to infrastructure, and robust talent development opportunities to position local workers for careers in those industries.
The panel was charged with creating a shared City-State agenda for investments, legislation, development projects, infrastructure, and long-term, transformative initiatives. And while the initial charge was to make New York the best place to work, the panel recognized that to do so meant making New York the best place, period.
This panel represents a diverse cross-section of New Yorkers with a track record of thinking big to develop innovative policies to drive growth in all five boroughs and beyond.