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Manufacturing
in NYC
Mini Documentary

This 10 minute film examines how urban districts can be designed to support creative local manufacturing. The film interviews small creative manufacturers in NYC's new innovation campuses like the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Industry City and in existing Industrial Areas. In New York City, manufacturing is having resurgence due to clean processes and a growing creative interest. Yet, start-up manufacturers struggle to find affordable work space. The film asks business what help they need.

Cleaner and greener manufacturing methods along with the Maker Movement have fostered a growth of manufacturing in urban areas. While manufacturing has always been an essential part of New York City, many area manufacturers feel under pressure

This short film features interviews with small manufacturers in New York City to better understand their challenges. It also has a brief review of internationally renown manufacturing campuses including the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Industry City. The film was directed by Marc Wouters.