local manufacturing

Urban Manufacturing Alliance 2nd National Convening Summary Report

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Tanu Kumar
Adam Friedman

The Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA) 2nd National Convening, held in Oakland, California in early October, brought together more than 70 manufacturing and economic development professionals representing 40 organizations from 25 cities. This year’s convening theme, “Priming the...

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Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Thursday, December 5, 2013

Platform for Responsible Redevelopment of the Gowanus Canal

We believe that the rezoning and development of the Gowanus Canal area provides a great opportunity for our community.

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Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Monday, October 15, 2007

Gowanus Summit: Responsible Development

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Pratt Center helped convene the Gowanus Summit: a coalition of civic, housing and community development, manufacturing, and labor groups to establish ground rules for development around the Gowanus Canal. Our work aimed to ensure that new development meets the needs of area residents and sets high standards for local quality of life.
Pratt Center helped convene the Gowanus Summit, a coalition to establish ground rules for development in the Gowanus Canal area.
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Brooklyn Navy Yard Study

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Revitalizing American manufacturing is increasingly recognized by leaders across the political spectrum as a core economic strategy to create well-paying jobs and spur economic growth. Cities throughout the US are testing new and varied ways to advance these objectives, and NYC’s Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY) is one such example.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard, a 300-acre active industrial park, is a model for sustainable industrial development and strengthening urban manufacturing.
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The BNY is a 300-acre active industrial park that houses over 330 businesses and 5,800 employees, and supports several key industries, including film, media, arts and culture, architecture, and design. City-owned and managed by the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC, a nonprofit...

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Archived
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Jen Becker
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RenewableNY

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In 2005, the New York Industrial Retention Network (NYIRN), now a part of the Pratt Center for Community Development, launched an initiative that combined project management and small grants to encourage industrial companies in New York City to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
RenewableNY combined project management and small grants to encourage industrial companies in New York City to implement energy efficiency projects.
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Projects ranged from simple lighting upgrades to more complex solar energy systems, cogeneration units, energy efficient processing equipment, and other measures. The projects leveraged an additional $2 million in funds...

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Resources for Manufacturers

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Made In NYC provides an extensive list of organizations that serve manufacturers in New York City. It is a great resource for businesses in the urban manufacturing sector. This list (below) includes financing resources, technical...

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Thursday, October 10, 2013
Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
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Distribution Opportunities for Small Food Manufacturers

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Over the past five years, the number of food and beverage manufacturing firms has grown significantly in New York City.
NYC's burgeoning food manufacturing sector can continue to grow and create jobs through the facilitation of third party product distribution.
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The sector saw growth of over 11% between 2008 and 2012, notably higher than the 7% increase for all businesses in the five boroughs, and this growth shows no sign of slowing down. However, in order for new food and beverage manufacturing firms to increase consumer demand, they need access to...

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Active
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Jen Becker
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Distribution Challenges and Opportunities for NYC’s Small, Specialty Food & Beverage Manufacturers

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Jen Becker
Tanu Kumar

The Pratt Center for Community Development was commissioned by New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to assess the major distribution challenges facing food and beverage manufacturers and identify strategic interventions the City could implement to better position the sector...

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Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Friday, August 9, 2013

Building a Vibrant Manufacturing Sector

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Tanu Kumar

This concept paper contains recommendations for how New York City can build a healthy, vibrant manufacturing sector. Any comprehensive strategy to diversify our economic base, create well-paying jobs and promote the city’s long-term environmental sustainability must both capitalize on the...

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Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Future of Industrial Brooklyn

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Paula Crespo

This report-out covers the key takeaways and salient points from two days of workshops and discussion about manufacturing in New York City, organized by five Brooklyn-based Community Development Corporations (CDCs) with technical assistance from Pratt Center. In April 2013, a diverse set of...

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Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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