As we celebrate our fashion heritage and future during Fashion Week, we reflect on the origins and future for an industry that boasts nearly $900 million in economic impact. Here's a look at some of the programs NYCEDC runs to ensure that NYC remains the fashion capital of the world.
The $3 million NYCEDC - CFDA Fashion Manufacturing Initiative (FMI) announced 7 inaugural grant recipients with Mayor de Blasio this week. The winners will receive grants from $46,000 - $150,000 for innovative upgrade and workforce training ideas.
NYCEDC and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) announced the second class of New York City-based fashion companies selected for Design Entrepreneurs NYC, a free, intensive “mini-MBA” program that teaches emerging fashion designers how to run a successful label.
As part of Mayor Bloomberg’s Fashion.NYC.2020 initiative, we’re launching Project Pop-Up NYC—a new competition that will recognize and reward emerging innovative, NYC-based fashion retailers and fashion-related technology companies.