Is New York’s long, sad story of industrial decline opening a happier chapter? Once the top city for American manufacturing, New York saw its industrial jobs plummet from well over a million after World War II to well under 100,000 last year.
No one knows for sure how many are left, though the Bureau of Labor Statistics thinks the number is some 80,600.
Yet many of those jobs that remain are of a different, inspiring type — well-educated, energetic youngsters doing unique, retro, sustainable works. Neil Gershenfeld, head of MIT’s Center for Bits & Atoms, says the new manufacturers (or fabricators, or fabbers) are “locally developing solutions to local problems.”…
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