Thanks to its great public transportation network, Long Island City has become a hub for businesses and corporations, and is the fourth-largest business district in New York City. Some of the companies who have chosen to make LIC home include:
Citigroup: Its iconic 689-foot green tower, the tallest in NYC outside of Manhattan, jumpstarted the economic revival of LIC in 1989. The company has since added a 14-story LEED certified building to house additional employees, bringing the total number of Citi workers in LIC to more than 5,000.
Metropolitan Life has more than 1,600 employees in two former factory buildings in Long Island City where workers once built Rolls-Royce automobiles and later fighter planes.
Jet Blue will be relocating its international headquarters to Long Island City’s historic Brewster Building in 2012.
NYC Department of Health will occupy a brand-new LEED-certified tower beginning in 2012 as part of the first phase of Gotham Center, a 3.5 million square foot mixed-use development.
Barclays PLC: The company’s Barclaycard credit-card division moved here in 2008.
Other notable companies with a presence in Long Island City include Rolex, Asymptote Architecture, Fresh Direct, RCN Corp., United Nations Federal Credit Union, Malcolm Pirnie, and Mana Products.