local manufacturing

Made In NYC

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New York City is home to almost 7,000 small manufacturers employing 65,000 people. They make everything from pianos (Steinway in Queens) and landing gear for spacecraft (Vahl in Brooklyn) to food, fashion, film and furnishings.
Made In NYC enhances the capacity of small businesses to create jobs, foster entrepreneurial innovation, and grow sustainable local markets.
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Furthermore, the manufacturing sector is a proven source of good jobs for individuals with limited education and other barriers to employment in many of the city’s most distressed communities. For example, manufacturers in the Bronx, the city’s poorest borough, pay an average salary...

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Active
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Joanna Reynolds
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Brooklyn Navy Yard

In this report, Pratt Center presents a thorough investigation of the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY), a 300-acre city-owned industrial park and one of the fastest growing green manufacturing centers in the country.  The paper demonstrates that New York City’s strategy of retaining...

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Urban Manufacturing
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Green Job Creation Potential in New York City's Manufacturing Sector

This report analyzes New York City's manufacturing industry and the growth potential of greening operations. Making processes more eco-friendly has proven to be a successful business strategy for NYC manufacturers. The research presented in this report indicates that firms that have pursued...

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Urban Manufacturing
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Thursday, January 26, 2012

RenewableNY: Bringing Manufacturing Businesses the Power to Retrofit

This report documents the RenewableNY program managed by the New York Industrial Retential Network (NYIRN), a project of Pratt Center. RenewableNY provided grant funding and project management support for industrial facilities to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy measures,...

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Urban Manufacturing
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Perfect Setting: Economic Impact of the Diamond and Jewelry Industry in New York City

This report focuses on the economic activity and impact of New York’s Diamond District, an extraordinary block on 47th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, which employs 22,300 people, many of which are historically disadvantaged workers. The report...

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Urban Manufacturing
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Farm to Factory Project

This report details a successful pilot project aimed at demonstrating the potential to meet New York City food processors’ demand for local ingredients grown in New York State- at both small and large scales.  Pratt Center surveyed food manufacturers in the five boroughs, revealing a...

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Urban Manufacturing
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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Farm to Bakery

This report summarizes a local food pilot project undertaken by Pratt Center for Community Development and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM).  Farm to Bakery sought to capitalize on the demand for quality locally-grown grains and flour by both New York City...

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Urban Manufacturing
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) - Manufacturing Opportunity Analysis

As part of CHLDC's current Brownfield Opportunity Area project, Pratt Center analyzed the potential to sustain, expand, connect and "green" manufacturing in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn.  Pratt's primary recommendation was to capitalize on local food production by building a...

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Sustainable Community Development
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Protecting New York's Threatened Manufacturing Space

This document presents ways to protect the city's manufacturing space. New York City is known for its world service of financial and media organizations. However, the city also depends on its own manufacturers to produce goods. And though demand for NYC goods are still high, manufacturing...

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Urban Manufacturing
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Friday, August 8, 2008

The Future of Fashion

This issue brief presents the results of a study that examined the entrepreneurial potential created by the extraordinary cluster of fashion design schools and the fashion industry in New York City. The report is based off a November 2010 survey of over 200 fashion design students in NYC,...

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Urban Manufacturing
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Sunday, November 11, 2012

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