City Helped Create 22 Companies and 300 Jobs Through Incubator, Bloomberg Brags

In today's New-York-City-is-the-best-place-in-the-universe news, Mike Bloomberg has for us the latest success story for the Big Apple: its small business start-ups.

In line with the theme of many of the mayor's events so far this year -- promoting innovation in fashion, in film and television (with Gossip Girl!), in the Bronx , and, you know, just in general, innovation all the time -- Bloomberg held a news conference this morning to pat himself on the back for all he and his city agencies have done to help small businesses get their start, create jobs, and attract entrepreneurs to New York City.

Speaking at the NYU-Poly Varick Street Incubator this morning, Bloomberg, standing in front of a backdrop with the words "City of Innovation" written all over it (HE LIKES INNOVATION, GUYS!), Bloomberg -- after briefly touring the incubator's swanky offices -- told reporters that the city's efforts over the last three years have paid off. 

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