Almost eight years after the tense and regularly hostile relationship between the Mayor of New York City and its business community, the next mayor of the city delivered a clear message on Monday: he wants a reset.
In a speech at a business conference in Manhattan, “New York will no longer be an anti-business,” declared Eric Adams, a Democratic mayoral candidate who is almost certain to win the November elections. “This is where we welcome our business and not the dysfunctional city we’ve been in for years.”
In many respects, Adams and Mayor Bill de Blasio found political similarities, and De Blasio was thought to support Adams at this year’s Primary. However, Mr Adams’ short remarks on Monday emphasized that it may be one of the most important differences between the De Blasio administration and Mayor Adams: tone and approach to dealing with the city’s large corporate community. Significant change in.
De Blasio, who sometimes fostered close ties with the real estate industry, said New York has become a “two-city story” and campaigned based on addressing the growing inequality of cities. I did it. He also downplayed the need to bring back the wealthy New Yorkers who fled during the pandemic.
Adams also carried out the message of fighting inequality and was accepted by major trade unions. But his main focus was on the fight against crime, which happened to be a major concern of the city’s business elite. And he took a much warmer approach to engaging with the business community, skeptical from the left, and became a favorite of New York’s donor class, who spent most of the summer. Publicly and privately, he promised to travel to Florida to take his former New Yorker home.
His remarks on Monday, focused on promoting a deeper partnership between New York City and the business community, were held at the Javits Center and directed by Anthony Skalamchi, former Communication Director of the Trump White House, at the SALT Conference. It was held in. The schedule promised to appear from two hedge fund billionaires who are the main backers of Super PAC in support of Adams’ candidacy: with prominent charter school supporter Daniel S. Loeb. Stephen A. Cohen, the owner of Mets.
Wall Street veteran Scaramucci donated $ 2,000 to Adams’ mayoral campaign. Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who wasn’t doing well with De Blasio over the weekend, said Direct video to camera He noted the support of Adams, who is confronting Republican candidate Curtis Sliwa in the general election.
“As a candidate, Eric Adams showed ambition and political courage,” Bloomberg said in a video.
In his speech, Brooklyn President Adams worked with the city on a common job application that was part of a series of proposals aimed at boosting the city’s economy and combating unemployment and underemployment. I urged my employer to do so.
“I propose an unprecedented partnership between the city’s employer and the city itself, one common application for establishing these connections and processing all the jobs available in this city, one job application. Create, “he said. “New York wants your job and we want to build them.”
Former police captain Adams has also reached the slogan to support his major victory: “Public security and justice are prerequisites for prosperity.” He argued that priorities such as reducing gun violence were important aspects of reviving the city’s economy. A message that has long struck a chord with business leaders.
And he’s investing in green jobs, improving children’s nutrition, and more affordable child care, from strengthening community health centers in poorly serviced areas and working on “cybersecurity centers” and self-driving cars. I checked the list of other goals until it was offered. ..
“Today you choose New York,” Adams told the crowd. “And we want to choose you.”
On Monday, De Blasio was asked about Adams’ claim that New York is no longer “dysfunctional” in anti-business.
“I’m not going to take a few lines out of context,” the mayor replied. “Obviously, this is a city that has done a lot to work with our business community.”