NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett. File photo by Buck Ennis, Crain’s New York Business NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett. File photo by Buck Ennis, Crain’s New York Business

NEW YORK CITY—New York City Economic Development Corp. President and CEO James Patchett says the city is looking to tap into the growing blockchain industry by establishing a resource center and launching a competition to foster the creation of new applications.