Worried that New York City is not spawning enough technology-based start-up companies with the potential to become big employers like Google, city officials are inviting universities around the world to create an engineering campus on city-owned land, reports City Room. Despite being home to more college students than any other city in the country, New York lacks a top-rated engineering school. Without one, the city has fallen far behind San Francisco, Boston and other metropolitan areas in the competition to attract new technology companies and the jobs they create. On Thursday morning, Robert K. Steel, the deputy mayor for economic...

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