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New York’s Healthcare and Tech Sectors Grow in 2019-20

New York City continued its employment expansion in 2019, and is well on track to see continued growth in 2020 as well. This trend is a result of ongoing healthcare hiring in start-ups and well-established businesses, business services, and the boom in technology-related jobs. Overall, these jobs compensated for a downturn in employment in other urban industries like construction, real estate, hospitality, and finance. Healthcare and tech jobs grew in New York City in 2019…

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Smile Direct(ly) Across the U.S.

SmileDirectClub, which makes clear plastic dental aligners, is now offering oral care products directly to consumers. The line, including electric toothbrushes, tooth whitening agents, toothpaste, flossers, and ultrasonic UV machines for sanitizing dental gear, will be available at Walmart locations nationwide. SmileDirectClub now retailing at Walmart SmileDirectClub originally popularized its products among dentists and orthodontists, who offered clear aligners as an alternative to traditional braces. The company expanded its line of products and services to…

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Health-tech hub expands to New York

New York is the newest location for an innovation center of the Chicago-based health-tech incubator Matter.  In collaboration with the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Matter is working to connect startups with life sciences companies, health care providers, academic research centers and health-related organizations. Steven Collens, Matter CEO, said “the expansion will create East Coast opportunities for Chicago-based companies and help New York companies enter the Midwest,” yielding economic growth for all. Matter plans to leverage its nonprofit, no-equity model to…