Insights and Reports

Building Equity in NYC through Manufacturing, Entrepreneurship, and Business Innovation (MEBI) 

Building Equity in NYC through Manufacturing, Entrepreneurship, and Business Innovation (MEBI) 

Manufacturing, Entrepreneurship, and Business Innovation (MEBI), an advanced training program designed to accelerate BIPOC leadership and innovation through team entrepreneurship in the manufacturing industry, recently […]

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Transitioning Vehicle Fleets to Electric: How NYC Can Support the Workforce

Transitioning Vehicle Fleets to Electric: How NYC Can Support the Workforce

As Federal, State, and local policies increasingly mandate and incentivize the conversion of public and
private vehicle fleets to zero-emission vehicles, the workforce must pivot to support widespread
emergence of related new technologies. Transportation and warehousing personnel such as vehicle operators, fleet managers, and maintenance technicians will need to adjust their operations and training procedures to effectively and safely meet new standards.

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Green Hardware Design Jam: Building a Sustainable Design-Manufacturing Nexus

Green Hardware Design Jam: Building a Sustainable Design-Manufacturing Nexus

As a city of skyscrapers, you might not think New York does much manufacturing. And yet, over 70,000 people work in the city’s physical manufacturing sector, producing everything from food, garments, and advanced materials, to metals, concrete, plastics, medical technology, and aerospace parts.

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NYC Green Industrial Design Jam

NYC Green Industrial Design Jam

To increase connections between manufacturers, sustainability experts, and designers Urbane and Urban Manufacturing Alliance hosted the Green Industrial Design Jam (GIDJ) to share expertise, strategies, and build a network of practitioners working towards shared goals. The GIDJ, sponsored by the Manufacturing and Industrial Innovation Council, brought together subject matter experts across disciplines to talk about today’s challenges and opportunities in scaling sustainable manufacturing in New York City.

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Greening New York: Part Four – Getting Your Business Ready For Government Contracts

Greening New York: Part Four – Getting Your Business Ready For Government Contracts

The City of New York’s climate outcomes can mean climate incomes—and jobs and contracts—for industrial businesses. In this fourth and final blog in the series, learn about resources from SBS and NYSERDA to help your business get ready for government contracts, particularly if you are an MWBE.

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Greening New York: Part Three – Parks, Recreation, and Housing

Greening New York: Part Three – Parks, Recreation, and Housing

The City of New York’s climate outcomes can mean climate incomes—and jobs and contracts—for industrial businesses. In this third blog in the series, learn about forthcoming investments from the Departments of Parks & Recreation (DPR), Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and the NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA).

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Greening New York: Part Two – Sewage and Environmental Protection

Greening New York: Part Two – Sewage and Environmental Protection

The City of New York’s climate outcomes can mean climate incomes—and jobs and contracts—for industrial businesses. In this second blog in the series, learn about forthcoming investments from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection.

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Greening New York: Part One – Climate Policy

Greening New York: Part One – Climate Policy

The City of New York’s climate outcomes can mean climate incomes—and jobs and contracts—for industrial businesses. In this first blog in the series, learn about New York’s climate imperatives, what the law requires, and the opportunities it brings.

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DEI Webinar: Leaders Driving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the industrial sector

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.

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DEI: Attracting New Talent

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.

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DEI: The Manufacturing Institute’s ‘Pledge for Action’

DEI: The Manufacturing Institute’s ‘Pledge for Action’

The Manufacturing Institute crafted a diversity and inclusion “pledge for action”. Find out what it entails, resources to help in your business’s journey, and information about a MaiiC webinar specifically for DEI in industrial companies.

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DEI: Starting With a Benchmark

DEI: Starting With a Benchmark

Bright Power didn’t have resources to identify the right external DEI consultant. But they took an internal baseline to get started.

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DEI: Brooklyn Brewery’s Journey

DEI: Brooklyn Brewery’s Journey

Learn how iconic beverage manufacturer Brooklyn Brewery started their DEI journey

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DEI: The Business Case

DEI: The Business Case

Finding the time to replace staff can be costly—on average it costs businesses over $3,500 to replace good talent. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategies can improve businesses’ talent retention and attraction. Learn more and take our MaiiC DEI Assessment below.

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PPE Guidelines: How to Protect Your Staff

PPE Guidelines: How to Protect Your Staff

Do you know what kind of PPE you need to keep your workers safe? MaiiC has partnered with Pensa and SecondMuse to create a simple, […]

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Webinar: How NYC’s Industrial Frontline is Pivoting to Meet Critical Supply Chain Needs

Webinar: How NYC’s Industrial Frontline is Pivoting to Meet Critical Supply Chain Needs

Throughout New York, supply chains and business operations were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some companies, however, have been successful in pivoting their normal operations […]

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Forgivable Loans for Small Businesses: Paycheck Protection Program

Forgivable Loans for Small Businesses: Paycheck Protection Program

Access to capital is imperative to industrial businesses across New York City right now and understanding the available resources and the best options for your […]

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5 Most Common Student Misperceptions of Manufacturing

5 Most Common Student Misperceptions of Manufacturing

To better understand some of the pre-conceived impressions that young people have towards manufacturing, we sat down and interviewed over 30 technical students during Manufacturing Day.

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Manufacturing the Smart City

Manufacturing the Smart City

MaiiC spoke with students after the “Smart Cities” event to understand their perceptions of the industry and equip employers with lessons on how to improve recruitment of the rising workforce. Read the three key takeaways.

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Top 5 Reasons Young People Are Excited About the Future of Manufacturing

Top 5 Reasons Young People Are Excited About the Future of Manufacturing

NYC Manufacturing Day 2019 brought together students from across New York City. Find out which aspects of the industry sparked interest in the students and encouraged them to consider a career in manufacturing.

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Manufacturing Green Technologies

Manufacturing Green Technologies

MaiiC spoke with students after the “Green Technologies” event to understand their perceptions of the industry and equip employers with lessons on how to improve recruitment of the rising workforce. Read Part 2 of the Manufacturing Day takeaways.

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