Shaping the Future of New York City’s Manufacturing and Industrial Sectors
with a focus on Talent, Technology, and Policy
The Manufacturing and Industrial Innovation Council is a Mayoral Industry Partnership that supports the sustainability and growth of New York’s manufacturing and industrial sectors
A thriving industrial economy is essential to the functioning of the City.
It ensures the production, distribution, and maintenance of goods and infrastructure, provides over half a million jobs – more than currently exist in NYC’s technology or finance sectors – and supports a pathway to the middle class.
A robust industrial ecosystem is vital to addressing the challenge of climate change, developing New York into a smart and resilient city, and creating the next wave of innovation.
MaiiC represents the spectrum of industrial activities in the five boroughs, including (i) manufacturing and production, (ii) transportation, logistics, and distribution, and (iii) infrastructure services and utilities.
MaiiC’s work will focus on four areas:
Building an active, organized constituency to unify industrial and manufacturing businesses and elevate practices of high road employers.
Partnering to co-develop solutions to ensure there are reliable talent pipelines and upskilling resources for industrial businesses.
Policy & Regulation
Working with City government to address challenges and create industry stability.
The Future of Industry
Facilitating a transition to Industry 4.0 — automation and data technology — and related changes in workplace culture in order to minimize the pressures of disruption.
MaiiC is led by an Executive Board of key representatives of businesses across the industrial and manufacturing sectors, and includes advisory committees which will be organized as follows:
Inside Industrial: Inspiring the Next Generation of Talent
MaiiC’s inaugural ‘Inside Industrial’ business open house focused on the role of industrial businesses in recycling and the circular economy. Young people learned about the importance of industrial businesses to environmental sustainability.
DEI Webinar: Leaders Driving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the industrial sector
MaiiC hosted a webinar on March 3rd, 2021, where we heard from a DEI expert and industrial business leaders on their perspectives on what business leaders can do to facilitate action on DEI.
DEI: Attracting New Talent
Lee Spring came to DEI recognizing that they were facing a workforce crisis. Learn from Chief Technical Advisor and former President Al Mangels how creating a more equitable workplace can be a way to attract new talent.
About the program
ApprenticeNYC is a paid, full-time apprenticeship opportunity that provides classroom-based technical instruction and on-the-job training that helps New York City jobseekers develop in-demand skills in a long-term occupation with high growth potential.
ApprenticeNYC offers career tracks in Advanced Manufacturing, Transportation and Logistics, and more. The first computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinist track of the program provides 10 weeks of classroom instruction and 62 weeks of on-the-job training with employers in the advanced manufacturing sector.
ApprenticeNYC is Currently On Hold
Meet the executive board
CEO, Boyce Technologies Inc.
President, Valente Yeast
President and CEO, Sell-Mar Enterprise
President, D&M Lumber Products
President, Lee Spring
VP, Government Affairs, Con Ed
Plant Manager, Frank Brunckhorst Co., LLC
Vice President, Faztec Industries
Executive Director, Maritime Association
General Manager, SIMS Recycling
Chairman and CEO, Food Service Partners
Founder and CEO, Ovenly
CEO, Brooklyn Brewery
COO, Ferrara Manufacturing
CTO, Bright Power
CEO, Rise Products
CEO, Southeast Asia Food Group