As we mentioned a few weeks ago, New York City is enjoying a manufacturing renaissance. Jobs are up 1,100 over the past year, the longest sustained growth in decades. Charlie Euchner’s report for the Center for an Urban Future shed light on job growth and a trio of manufacturing sectors: 3D printing, metal and wood fabrication and food manufacturing. We explored the first two and chatted with Euchner, ITAC Executive Director Kinda Younes and Voodoo Manufacturing Director of Manufacturing Jim Allen. The goal? To better define how we’re thinking about New York City manufacturing today.
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