New York City
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New York City 


New York City has the largest gross metropolitan product among cities in the United States and the second largest in the world. The city’s economy was $1.3 trillion in 2009, approximately 9% of the U.S. economy. If New York City were a nation, it would have the 16th highest gross domestic product (GDP) in the world. Many of the largest corporations in United States have their headquarters here including 46 Fortune 500 companies.
Financial District in Manhattan, New York City

Financial District in Manhattan by nosha on flickr

New York City is one of the global centers of international finance, politics, communications, film, music, fashion, and culture. The city is also the hub of the country's publishing, accounting, advertising, and legal industries. Many major foreign corporations operating in the country base their headquarters here, more specifically in Manhattan. The United Nations (UN) Headquarters is also in Manhattan and most countries have established a diplomatic office or consulate in the city.

Towering buildings in the Financial District, New York City

Towering buildings in the Financial District by Agamitsudo

Wall Street is the home of the three largest stock exchanges in the United States. The largest is the NYSE with NASDAQ and AMEX taking second and third place respectively. Wall Street is also the home and base for many U.S. and foreign financial institutions. These include banking and investment as well as insurance firms. Though these companies have traditionally been located in Wall Street, many have spread their offices in other parts of the city.

Wall Street, New York City

Wall Street from en.wikipedia


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