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Gillibrand pushes "Make it in America" grants

June 22, 2011

Across New York, a total of more than 123,000 manufacturing jobs were lost from 2005 to 2010, according to data from the New York State Department of Labor.
• In New York City, an estimate of more than 37,000 manufacturing jobs were lost from 2005 to 2010.
• In Western New York, an estimate of more than 17,500 manufacturing jobs were lost from 2005 to 2010.
• In the Rochester-Finger Lakes region, an estimate of more than 19,000 manufacturing jobs were lost from 2005 to 2010.
• In Central New York, an estimate of nearly 9,500 manufacturing jobs were lost from 2005 to 2010.
• In Southern Tier, an estimate of more than 5,000 manufacturing jobs were lost from 2005 to 2010.
• In the Capital Region, an estimate of more than 5,500 manufacturing jobs were lost from 2005 to 2010.
• In North Country, an estimate of nearly 3,500 manufacturing jobs were lost from 2005 to 2010.
• In the Hudson Valley, an estimate of more than 11,500 manufacturing jobs were lost from 2005 to 2010.
• On Long Island, an estimate of more than 13,500 manufacturing jobs have been lost since 2005.
Manufacturing accounts for approximately 11 percent of the country’s GDP and employs an estimated 11 million Americans. As America loses manufacturing operations, it also loses the innovation this sector provides to the overall economy, accounting for 70 percent research and development conducted in this country. Investments in manufacturing spur regional job creation. In fact, every dollar invested in manufacturing operations directly fosters $1.40 in economic activity, and every newly created manufacturing job creates 2.5 other new jobs across the local economy.

Manufacturing is key to maintaining America’s competitive edge in new and emerging industries, providing high-paying jobs right here at home and an economic boost to local communities. In particular, tremendous opportunities exist for American manufacturing to tap into the growing $500 billion global market for clean technology.

High-tech and advanced manufacturing are sectors within the manufacturing industry that are growing, according to a 2010 report on manufacturing in New York from the Office of the State Comptroller, and have major potential to create more new jobs.