Here are some highlights:
The New York metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is the nation’s largest center of high-technology employment. Our region employs close to 620,000 people in technology jobs. In addition, as of 2003, the New York MSA had 2.47 times as many jobs in high-technology industries as the best known tech center in the country— Silicon Valley (the San José region)—and almost twice as many as the Boston MSA.
New York City’s high-tech sector is robust but fragmented and hidden. It is, therefore, dwarfed by the sheer size of other sectors within our economy. Much to our disadvantage, we simply haven’t recognized the city’s potential as a technology leader, and because we do not see ourselves as a technology leader, we do not behave as one.
The report goes on to list recommendations for the city to better position itself as a tech leader. Silicon Island, perhaps?