Advanced manufacturing can strengthen and grow production activity while shepherding the industry through a period of transition. Defined broadly as a means of production encompassing new digital tools, processes, and ways of doing business used to develop, modify, or assemble goods or materials, advanced manufacturing activity is on the rise in the city. Advanced manufacturing strengthens New York City production and drives innovation into high gear.
Imagination drives local production
In a space typically defined by machines, digital software is turning creativity into an invaluable resource. New Yorkers have never been short on imagination. As local production of hardware, IoT, robotics, custom wood and metal, and the use of machines themselves (3D printers and CNC systems from laser cutters to waterjets) approaches a critical turning point, we’re equipping the manufacturing community with the tools and resources needed to continue to evolve and thrive here.
Manufacturing is on the rise
Manufacturing is growing again, already providing good jobs to close to 80,000 New Yorkers. A talented workforce, strong consumer markets, and a robust entrepreneurial community are just some of NYC’s competitive advantages that give it promise as a global hub for advanced manufacturing.