Incoming New York City mayor Eric Adams is dead serious in making sure the economy of the Big Apple will flourish once he assumes office in 2022.
On Monday, Adams met with 60 leaders of major corporations from Delta Airlines to JPMorgan Chase and Peloton to discuss priorities for his first 100 days in office.
Adams is grateful and happy about the strong support of corporate heavyweights in his forthcoming administration.
“Getting our city back on track is going to require strong public-private partnerships,” Adams said
“I’m humbled by the response from our Corporate Council to lean in, roll up their sleeves, and help accelerate our recovery,” Adams added.
The Democratic mayor-elect said the group will work with his administration to help the Big Apple rebound from the coronavirus pandemic.
“From partnering on priorities such as workforce development, childcare, and revitalization of our commercial districts, the business community has made it clear they are with me and all New Yorkers every step of the way,” he said.
Sources said the council was formed after a “months-long listening tour” with business leaders and current and former city officials.
To ensure that the economic policy of Adams will be implemented, the group will meet regularly during the first 100 days to support Adams’ priorities including creating a city-wide digital employment platform, establishing a jobs training network, and improving public safety.
Before winning the mayoralty race, Adams already promised in his campaign that “New York will no longer be anti-business”.