New York Media Stimulus Plans

Nothing wrong with this but I wonder how they come up with “8,000 jobs over the new 10 years” and doesn’t that seem a little anemic in a city of literally 8.3 million people? It’s also not clear how much money NYC is kicking in for this program, but from what I can gather it’s not a lot which also makes me wonder how committed they are to this beyond the press release. I guess having conservative expectations is a good thing but considering the challenges that NYC is facing, is this really what they should be spending their time on?

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans Tuesday for a research lab, digital-media apprenticeships, a technology-equipment bond program and other initiatives designed to create 8,000 media jobs in New York over the next 10 years.

[From Bloomberg Announces New York Media Stimulus Plans – Digits – WSJ]

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