New York City has now trumped Boston as the number 2 birthplace for tech companies in the US. It's unclear exactly how much was organic growth due to synergies with the financial, fashion, and media industries which are based in NYC and how much can be attributed to Bloomberg's push. While there are some great programs that came out of the Economic Development Corporation during Bloomberg's reign, I'm inclined to give more weight to the former. Foursquare, for example, was able to race in front of Gowalla largely because it was based in New York instead of Austin, allowing them to form some key partnerships with big media players like Bravo. The report is really interesting; you can read it here.
Either way, the results make the case for LaunchPad even stronger.