Made in NYC is a nonprofit initiative that supports local manufacturers and makers in New York City.
We provide skills-building programs, marketing and promotional platforms, and small business resources for free to all Made in NYC members. We build a strong community of makers, facilitate local collaborations, and advocate for manufacturing in the city.
Made in NYC works towards a more equitable and sustainable local manufacturing sector that creates quality jobs, supports BIPOC entrepreneurs and workers, fosters creativity, and nurtures a thriving ecosystem of goods made and consumed locally.
Launched in 2003, Made in NYC is currently a community of 1,500 New York City makers and manufacturers. Made in NYC membership is free and gives businesses access to all programs, services, platforms and resources. Nearly 70% of new members since 2018 self-identify as BIPOC- and/or Women-owned businesses.
Made in NYC is an initiative of the Pratt Center for Community Development, a community-based planning and policy advocacy organization that works for a more just and sustainable New York City in partnership with community-based groups, small businesses, and the public sector. Pratt Center is a part of Pratt Institute.
Policy & Advocacy
New York City Council
Urban Manufacturing Alliance
Manufacturers thrive off of the energy of urban areas, citing many benefits to locating in cities, including: talented workforce, culture of entrepreneurship, manufacturing adjacent industries, and access to markets.
Industrial Jobs Coalition
“Industrial businesses pay higher wages and offer more career opportunities to a workforce that is 80% people of color & 50% immigrant.”
Manufacturing and Industrial Innovation Council
New York Fashion Workforce Development Coalition
As Program Manager for Made in NYC, Taylor focuses on creating opportunities to help bolster and support New York City’s vibrant manufacturing and maker community, champion local small business development, and promote the ‘Buy Local’ movement. He leads the initiative’s programing and partnerships, is the point person for membership engagement and recruitment, and spearheads marketing and communications efforts.