The Queens Tech Strategic Plan, 2014
The Study Area
The physical Strategic Plan study area encompasses Astoria down to the Newtown Creek region, between the East River waterfront and Sunnyside, and includes the (overlapping) neighborhoods of Long Island City, Ravenswood, Queensbridge, Sunnyside, Astoria, Woodside, and Hunters Point.
As the most diverse community in the world, Queens has the ability to contribute a new talent pipeline to the tech industry. Of Queens’ 2.3 million residents, almost half are foreign-born. The addition of these different voices, backgrounds, and communities into the tech workforce is important for the continued growth and success of an industry that is currently marked by a severe lack of diversity.