Rebecca Karp: A City & State's 40 Under 40 Rising Star

Updated: Jan 22, 2020

The Karp Strategies team is thrilled to congratulate our founding CEO, Rebecca Karp, on her selection to City & State’s 2018 NYC 40 Under 40 Rising Stars. Each year, City & State identifies 40 cross-sector trailblazers who are working at the heart of government, business, advocacy, academia, and more to propel our city forward. This year’s cohort is creating impressive change throughout the boroughs, from advocating for social policy change to running for office, from starting companies to running campaigns.


Photo by Celeste Sloman

Rebecca Karp started Karp Strategies in 2015 after serving at the NYC Department of Small Business Services, the NYC Economic Development Corporation, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and working with BuroHappold Engineering. She founded the firm at her kitchen table, and graduated to the Brooklyn Public Library’s Info Commons soon thereafter in search of solidarity. Now in its fourth year, Karp Strategies is a WBE and DBE-certified firm with offices based in Lower Manhattan, and a team of ten urban planning, real estate, and policy strategi