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Introducing Futureworks NYC!

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FutureworksNYC

New Yorkers are creators. 

From industrial warehouses to modern 3D printing facilities, look around and you'll find a wellspring of creative innovation emerging from New York City’s vast manufacturing ecosystem. Yet manufacturing, which already provides good jobs to over 75,000 New Yorkers, is hitting a critical turning point.

About Futureworks NYC

Last November, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled an action plan to grow 21st-century industrial and manufacturing jobs in NYC.

A hallmark initiative of the action plan is 

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Get Wacky At The 2015 World Maker Faire

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It's an exciting week for anyone interested in learning to fix and create things in New York City. Maker Faire is here!

Maker Faire is the week that hackers, designers, roboticists, wearable fashionistas, programmers, creators, burners, forever learners, and the endlessly curious wait for all year long.

This weekend, World Maker Faire will make its presence known at the New York Hall of Science to showcase some of the most interesting, wacky, creative inventions around.

Visit New York's Next Top Makers Booth 

On Saturday, September 26th and Sunday,...

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Meet the Makers: Vertical Urban Factory

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vertical urban factory

What is vertical urban manufacturing?

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 answer this question and more about the future of the multi-storied factory.

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Meet the Makers: Manufacture NY

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The future of NYC's fashion manufacturing is bright.

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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kinograph

New York's Next Top Makers is a NYCEDC-run program that brings together creators, designers, and problem solvers to encourage innovation and local manufacturing in New York City. Over the course of the next few weeks, we'll be running profiles from each of the six chosen Fellows who will enter a yearlong Studio Incubation program to develop their prototype through access to mentorship, expertise, tools, and other resources.

By Matthew Epler, Founder of Kinograph, 2014...

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Spotlight on Next Top Maker Fellow: DIYAbility

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New York's Next Top Makers is a NYCEDC-run program that brings together creators, designers, and problem solvers to encourage innovation and local manufacturing in New York City. Over the course of the next few weeks, we'll be running profiles from each of the six chosen Fellows who will enter a yearlong Studio Incubation program to develop their prototype through access to mentorship, expertise, tools, and other resources.

By Holly Cohen, Co-Founder of DIYAbility, 2014 NYC Next Top Makers Fellow

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Meet the Makers: Episode 2

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Industrial business is on our minds and in the news these days.

At NYCEDC, we work regularly with industrial businesses, advocates, and entrepreneurs to devise and implement programs to support manufacturing in the city. 

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. Meet the Makers shares the stories of manufacturers who live and work right here in NYC.

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Spotlight on Next Top Maker Fellow: Squink

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New York's Next Top Makers is an NYCEDC-run program that brings together creators, designers, and problem solvers to encourage innovation and local manufacturing in New York City. Over the course of the next few weeks, we'll be running profiles from each of the six chosen Fellows who will enter a yearlong Studio Incubation program to develop their prototype through access to mentorship, expertise, tools, and other resources.

By Nicholas Vansnick, Co-Founder of Squink, 2014 NYC Next Top Makers Fellow

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Spotlight on Next Top Maker Fellow: Poursteady

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New York's Next Top Makers is a NYCEDC-run program that brings together creators, designers, and problem solvers to encourage innovation and local manufacturing in New York City. Over the course of the next few weeks, we'll be running profiles from each of the six chosen Fellows who will enter a yearlong Studio Incubation program to develop their prototype through access to mentorship, expertise, tools, and other resources.

By Stephan von Muehlen, Poursteady Product Designer, 2014 NYC Next Top Makers Fellow

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Spotlight on Next Top Maker Fellow: Sensory Percussion

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sensory percussion drummer

New York's Next Top Makers is a NYCEDC-run program that brings together creators, designers, and problem solvers to encourage innovation and local manufacturing in New York City. Over the course of the next few weeks, we'll be running profiles from each of the six chosen Fellows, who will enter a yearlong Studio Incubation program to develop their prototype through access to mentorship, expertise, tools, and other resources.

By Tlacael Esparza, Co-Founder of Sensory Percussion, 2014 NYC...

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