New York City Translation Services
There are 8.623 million people in New York City.
Just 51% of us speak only English at home.
As for the other 49%? Their languages span the globe. From Spanish to French, Aramaic to Italian, and Urdu to Xhosa, we speak them all here in New York. (To see more about all the languages spoken in New York City, click here.)
Now, imagine the possibilities of your business tapping into the non-English speaking market in New York.
A unique opportunity for tapping into a new market
Our linguistic cornucopia (and our amazing food!) sets us apart. We are a city made up of people from many nations speaking many languages other than English. Those people want to buy products, go on vacations, do their banking, and purchase services just like everyone else. It’s a simple fact: there is a large market here just waiting to be introduced to your business. And when you want to do business in New York City you have to know your way around the many languages we speak.
Even our government has also made steps in bridging the language gap. In 2011, Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order requiring state agencies that provide public services to offer interpretation and translation services to members of the public.
About 2.5 million of us have a “limited ability to read, speak, write, or understand English.” This presents potential barriers when trying to access important government services or benefits.
But it also presents an opportunity for those looking to enter the New York market.
Having promotional, marketing, or legal materials translated into one of our many languages means reaching millions of new potential customers. Since 1980 in the U.S. alone, the Hispanic population has grown from 14.6 million people to nearly 52 million. For companies seeking to tap into new markets, it might be time to start looking into their backyards.
How we can help you obtain New York City translation services
There is no better translation company to help you translate for the New York market than Metropolitan Translations. Owned and operated in New York City, we’ve got our finger on the pulse of life in the Big Apple. Our boutique operations are small enough to save you money, while being flexible enough to specialize in your niche market. We offer world class language services for people seeking to enter the New York market, as well as for people, companies, law firms, and governments abroad.