- There is one memory, evoked by thoughts of skyscrapers and planes, which will forever be marked by remembrance of the September 11 events and the collapse of the Twin Towers. However, there one incident in 1945 that predates that tragedy, when a B-25 U.S. military plane crashed into the 79th story of the Empire State Building. This caused serious damage to the building but it remained intact.
- New York State, and specifically New York City, has the largest Jewish community outside of Israel; this congregation includes millions of native Jews, as well as many Israeli immigrants to the U.S.
- The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is the largest in the world in terms of number and worth of listed companies. NYC is also home to the NASDAQ Stock Market, so that both city and state are assured their role as a leading financial global center.
- The economy of the state, were it to be assessed independently, would be ranked 16th in the world, after the Turkish economy.
- New York is home to several successful, iconic and beloved sports teams, including the Knicks in basketball, the Yankees and Mets in baseball, the Giants and Jets in football, and the Rangers in ice hockey.
New York’s economy is one of the strongest and most significant economies in the U.S., mostly thanks to New York City. State GDP is 1.6 trillion USD and per capita income is 47,000 USD. The bulk of state revenue stems from NYC, and most of these monies are generated by the colossal financial sector in Wall Street, including the stock exchanges, banks, hedge funds and investment funds, trade and diamond industry companies, investment management firms, and a huge array of financial goods and service providers. NYC is also a central business center and houses a number of main offices and HQs of companies from various industries (telecommunications, media, technology, advertising, retail and many more).
The state also relies on an extensive industrial sector, including printing, production and manufacture of technological and mechanical equipment, food processing and chemicals. Two additional sources of state revenues are the tourism and agricultural sectors, contributing significantly to the economy. Establishing an offshore company is New York is an appealing opportunity offering an excellent and global business environment and a wealth of possibilities for business activity within and outside the U.S.