Eric Adams, the Democratic candidate for mayor, has declared that New York "will no longer be anti-business ", in contrast to the current mayor, Bill de Blasio.
After almost eight years of a strained relationship and periodically hostile between the mayor of New York and his business community, the next mayor of the city delivered a clear message on Monday: he wants a reset.
" New York will no longer be anti-business "said Eric Adams, the Democratic mayoral candidate who is almost certain to win the November election, in a speech at a conference. business in Manhattan. "It will be a place where we welcome business and not turn into the dysfunctional city we have been for so many years.
To In many ways, Mr. Adams and Mayor Bill de Blasio have found political common ground, and Mr. de Blasio was designed to favor Mr. Adams in this year's primary. But Mr Adams' brief remarks on Monday underscored what could be one of the most important differences between Blasio's administration and a town hall in Adams: a significant change, in tone and tone. approach, when it comes to dealing with the city's big business community.
Mr. de Blasio has at times forged close ties with the community real estate company, but he based his campaign on tackling the city's growing inequalities, claiming that New York has become a " tale of two towns . ” It has also minimized the need for rbring the wealthy New Yorkers who fled during the pandemic.
Mr. Adams also delivered a message of fighting inequality and was adopted by major unions. But its main goal was to fight crime, which was also a major concern of the city's business elite. And he's taken a much warmer approach to involving the business community, becoming a favorite of the New York donor class, with whom he spent much of the summer, while arousing skepticism from the left. In public and in private, he is committed to travel to Florida to bring former New Yorkers home.
Sound Monday's remarks, focused on promoting deeper partnerships between New York City and the business community, took place at the SALT conference, held at the Javits Center and supervised by Anthony Scaramucci, Trump's former White House communications director. The program promised appearances of two hedge fund billionaires who were the main backers of a super PAC backing Mr. Adams candidacy: Mr. Scaramucci, a Wall Street veteran, donated $ 2,000 to Mr. Adams' mayoral campaign. Over the weekend, former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who got along badly with Mr. de Blasio, posted a direct -video to camera noting his support for Mr. Adams, who faces Curt is Sliwa , the Republican candidate, in the legislative elections.
"En As a candidate, Eric Adams has shown ambition and political courage, "Bloomberg said in the video.
In his speech, Mr. Adams, the president of the Brooklyn Borough, urged employers to collaborer with the city on a joint job application, part of a series of proposals aimed at boosting the city's economy and combating unemployment and underemployment.
"I propose an unprecedented partnership between the city employers and the city itself to make these links and create a common application, a job application, to meet the all the jobs you have available in this city, ”he said. “New York wants your jobs and we want to create them. "
Mr. Adams, a former police captain, also achieved a slogan that fueled his main victory - "the prerequisite for prosperity is public safety and justice " - as he argued that priorities such as reducing gun violence are essential aspects of reviving the city's economy, a message that has long resonated with city leaders.treprise.
And he ticked off a list of other goals, of strengthening community health centers in underserved neighborhoods and efforts to be "the" center of cybersecurity 'and self-driving cars, to investments in green jobs, to improve child nutrition and provide more affordable child care.
" Today you choose New York, "Adams told the crowd. "And we want to choose you.
On Monday, Mr. de Blasio was asked about Mr. Adams 'claim that New York is not will be more anti-business and “dysfunctional”.
"I will not take a few lines out of context," replied the mayor. “Obviously, this is a city that has done so much to work with our business community. "