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The Partnership for New York City is a organization that was founded by David Rockefeller in 1979 and says its mission is to "enhance the economy of the five boroughs of New York City and maintain the city's position as the center of world commerce, finance and innovation."

"The Partnership is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of a select group of two hundred CEOs (“Partners”) from New York City’s top corporate, investment and entrepreneurial firms. Partners are committed to working closely with government, labor and the nonprofit sector to enhance the economy and maintain New York City’s position as the global center of commerce, culture and innovation...
"The New York City Investment Fund is the Partnership’s economic development arm. To date, the Fund has raised in excess of $100 million and made more than 60 investments in businesses and nonprofit projects that promote the local economy. Currently, the Investment Fund is working on establishing a commercial biotechnology cluster in the city." [1]
"The Partnership for New York City was formed out of the merger of two organizations: the New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the New York City Partnership." This merger occurred in 2002.[2]

The Partnership for New York City has an extensive number of corporate partners. The list can be seen here.

Ties to Pete Peterson's "Fix the Debt"

The Campaign to Fix the Debt is the latest incarnation of a decades-long effort by former Nixon man turned Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson to slash earned benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare under the guise of fixing the nation's "debt problem."

This article is part of the Center for Media and Democracy's investigation of Pete Peterson's Campaign to "Fix the Debt." Please visit our main SourceWatch page on Fix the Debt.

About Fix the Debt
The Campaign to Fix the Debt is the latest incarnation of a decades-long effort by former Nixon man turned Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson to slash earned benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare under the guise of fixing the nation's "debt problem." Through a special report and new interactive wiki resource, the Center for Media and Democracy -- in partnership with the Nation magazine -- exposes the funding, the leaders, the partner groups, and the phony state "chapters" of this astroturf supergroup. Learn more at PetersonPyramid.org and in the Nation magazine.


Senior Staff

As of February 2013[1]


A Forbes magazine in 2010 stated that the Partnership for New York City has the wealthiest board of any non-profit. The article states that nine of the organizations board members are billionaires. [2]

Directors

As of February, 2013: [3]


Former Co-chairs[4]

Founding Chair

Vice-Chairs
As of February, 2013: [5]

Former Vice-Chairs

Directors

Ex-offico

Contact details

One Battery Park Plaza, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 493-7400 (for all general inquires)
Fax: (212) 344-3344

General questions: info@pfnyc.org

Web: www.pfnyc.org

Resources and articles

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References

  1. Staff, New York City Partnership, Accessed Feb. 15, 2013.
  2. O'Conner, Clare. "Billionaires On Board", accessed 2/11/2013
  3. Partnership For New York City "http://www.pfnyc.org/reports/pfnyc_brochure.pdf "Focus Mission"], organizational document, January 16, 2013
  4. Board of Directors, Partnership for New York City, accessed December 28, 2007.
  5. Partnership For New York City "Focus Mission", organizational document, January 16, 2013