New York City Roundtable: COVID-19 Impacts for the Retail/Restaurant Industries

While many professions offer the luxury of remote working, other sectors of the economy that foster vibrant day-to-day life of cities and towns, notably retail and dining, have been shut down or significantly reduced operations to slow the spread of the virus. For NYC, recent data show estimated tax revenue losses of up to $10 billion, with the state-run MTA noting a shortfall of at least $4 billion. This webinar, organized by the APA NY Metro Chapter Economic Development Committee, brings together a range of panelists to provide insight on the economic toll the virus has inflicted on the City and what lies ahead in the struggle for recovery.

The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in NYC with a particular focus on the consequences for the City’s retail/restaurant industries. The discussion will highlight experiences of local business owners, explore legislative responses, examine the fiscal impact, and touch upon the future of urban planning.

When: Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 8 p.m. EDT
CM1.50 (APA event #9201929)
RSVP to economicdevelopment@nyplanning.org

SPEAKERS
Larisa Ortiz– Larisa is Managing Director of Research + Analysis at Streetsense
Seroshy Banerjea, NYC Economic Development Corporation
Mark Dicus, Executive Director of SoHo Broadway Initiative
Roni Mazumdar, NYC Restaurateur

More information, please contact Chisato Shimada

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