NYCEDC is dedicated to growing the industrial sector in New York City, providing comprehensive support for traditional manufacturers and advanced technologies alike. Representing over 15 percent of all private sector employment, the industrial sector remains a cornerstone of the New York City economy and continues to be a vital source of good jobs.
Futureworks NYC: Futureworks includes a comprehensive strategy to increase access to advanced manufacturing technology and resources, support startups, and help traditional manufacturing companies adopt new technologies to accelerate their growth. The strategy includes four new programs:
- Shops: Futureworks Shops provides New Yorkers with prototyping and production credits, access to coworking opportunities, studio time, mentorship, and events across the city. At each of the shops, you’ll find advanced manufacturing machinery, an engaged, supportive community, and expert leaders. Check out this map for a complete list of shops and information about the machinery and programming they have to offer.
- Incubator: The Futureworks Incubator accelerates, champions, and supports the growth of hardware startups and advanced manufacturing entrepreneurs in New York City. Not tied to any single location, the incubator provides access to expert mentorship, a cohort of peers, workshops, and showcase opportunities across all five boroughs.
- Ops21: This program increases awareness of new production tools and product development models for existing manufacturing and industrial businesses in New York City. Covering topics such as mass customization and crowdfunding, this program includes a diverse array of workshops for legacy manufacturers.
Advanced Manufacturing Center: The City is investing in a state of the art Advanced Manufacturing Center, located at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. This open-access center will feature a workshop and fabrication studio providing tools, equipment, software, classes, and community programming.