It Started With a Jolt: How New York Became a Tech Town

Amazon may not call it home. But the city, by design and because of its allure, is increasingly a magnet for coders and companies.

New York City is home to thousands of fledgling companies, and the region regularly ranks second to the Bay Area in attracting venture capital, the lifeblood of the start-up economy. Photo: Robert Wright

By Steve Lohr

Euan Robertson started his job with New York City’s economic development team at an ominous moment. It was Monday…

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