Manufacturing and Distribution

Read the latest updates on NYCEDC initiatives that impact the manufacturing sector.

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Introducing Futureworks NYC!

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Today, we are issuing a request for proposals from organizations to help build programs and services for Futureworks NYC, a network of partnerships, services, and spaces dedicated to increasing local production and supporting advanced manufacturing.

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Get Wacky At The 2015 World Maker Faire

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Come tinker with Next Top Makers this weekend! Applicants are invited to showcase at our booth located near the Startup Zone, right at the center of the event. Now in its third year, New York's Next Top Makers is a community-sourced incubator dedicated to connecting independent innovation with local production.

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Meet the Makers: Vertical Urban Factory

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In the fifth and final episode of our Meet the Makers podcast series, Miquela Craytor, director of NYCEDC's Industrial Desk, sits down with Nina Rappaport, Director of Publications at Yale School of Architecture, to discuss the future of the multi-storied factory.

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Meet the Makers: Manufacture NY

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In the December episode of our Meet the Makers podcast series, Miquela Craytor, the director of the Industrial Desk, sits down with Bob Bland, the founder of Manufacture NY, a fashion design and production incubator for independent designers.

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Spotlight on Next Top Maker Fellow: Kinograph

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2014 Next Top Maker Fellow Kinograph is making it affordable for museums, universities, and private collectors to transfer their reels of film to digital files. Kinograph founder Matthew Epler shares the origins behind his idea.

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Spotlight on Next Top Maker Fellow: DIYAbility

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2014 Next Top Maker DIYAbility wants everyone to know they have a right to participate in the design and making of technology. They've created Capacita, a game controller that allows people with disabilities to continue playing games with ease.

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Meet the Makers: Episode 2

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In the November episode of our Meet the Makers podcast series, Miquela Craytor, the director of the Industrial Desk, sits down with David Lee, the co-founder of KD New York, an apparel and dancewear company based in the Bronx. The company received a $50,000 grant through our Industrial Growth Initiative and was recently chosen as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Inner City Companies by Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.

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Spotlight on Next Top Maker Fellow: Squink

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A team of 5 at Botfactory are building Squink. A 2014 Next Top Maker Fellow, Squink is a desktop electronics factory that allows you to design and create electronic circuits from home. Co-founder Nicholas Vansnick explains.

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Spotlight on Next Top Maker Fellow: Poursteady

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PourSteady is a Brooklyn-based startup that is building a robotic coffee system to make the perfect cup of pour-over coffee. PourSteady's first prototype debuted at World Maker Faire in 2013. At this year's Maker Faire, they returned with a new machine and brewed 913 cups of coffee. Learn more about the company from the founder himself.

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Spotlight on Next Top Maker Fellow: Sensory Percussion

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Sensory Percussion is a new-era electronic percussion system that combines the expression of an acoustic drum with the flexibility of a digital instrument. They are also a 2014 Next Top Maker Fellow.