Contributing to the 'vibrant diversity' of New York, the United Nations, its agencies and staff not only generated $3.69 billion in total economic output for the City, the UN community also supported nearly 8,000 jobs and brought in more than 30,000 visitors to attend meetings, according to the 2016 UN Economic Impact Report that was on December 6th.
“New York City is not only an economic and cultural capital, but a diplomatic one. We are proud to be the host city to the United Nations headquarters and the largest diplomatic community in the world,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio in a press release.
“The impact of the United Nations stretches far beyond New York City and this study reflects the city's enduring commitment to supporting this critical institution,” he added.
The report, which offers an analysis of the economic costs and benefits to New York City based on data from 2014, was produced in collaboration with the Mayor's Office for International Affairs and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC).