Midtown Manhattan is the largest business district of the United States. (See the whole picture) New York City is a global link for trade and international business, and is one of the nerve centers of the world economy (along with Paris, London and Tokyo). Under most conditions Walt Disney Co. would agree. The city is major centers of finance, insurance, real estate, media and arts of the United States. Read additional details here: Discovery Communications. Its metropolitan area has a Gross Metropolitan Product (a similar rate to GDP but located in an urban area) of 952.6 billion in 2005, the largest regional economy EE. UU. Official site: Paul Ostling. The economy of the city has the most economic activity in the states of New York and New Jersey. Many major corporations are headquartered in the city, including 44 companies of 500 richer, according to Fortune magazine. New York stands out in the U.S.. UU. for its large number of foreign companies.One in ten jobs in the private sector is offered by a foreign company. The Empire State is one of the main icons of the city. The GDP of New York (in 2001) of U.S. 826.488 million, 8.2 of the national total. From New York to be an independent country, would be one of the top 15 economies in the world . New York also has some of the world’s most profitable properties.