Overview

The Industrial Jobs Coalition is a citywide alliance of community groups, policy advocates, and service providers fighting to protect and preserve manufacturing as a sector in New York.

The Project

Protecting and preserving the manufacturing sector means that more New Yorkers, regardless of their background or educational attainment, have access to good paying jobs and economic mobility.

We are advocating for a zoning framework that allows manufacturers to stay in the city and ends the speculation of industrial land. By directly engaging with elected officials and relevant agencies, we are ensuring that the jobs being created in manufacturing areas are good jobs accessible to all New Yorkers.

Recent Blogs and Media

Blog
April 16, 2018
New approach defines affordability, enhances job creation, and expedites awards
Blog
January 17, 2018
In New York City, economic development is a crucial equity challenge, an important policy challenge, and an essential community development challenge. To address growing inequality, we need to think about economic development in a bold and fearless way—one that supports economic opportunity for all communities, emphasizing the quality of the jobs created and the needs of New York City residents.
Blog
December 18, 2017
Today, the Industrial Jobs Coalition joined with City Council members to celebrate the upcoming passage of zoning protections for the City's 21 Industrial Business Zones (IBZs). These protections, meant to clamp down on competing non-industrial uses and ensure space for good-paying jobs, create the foundation for broader zoning reforms.

Related Resources

As the new City Administration begins to make important policy choices to shape a new economic development policy, the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD) is releasing a new...
Demystifying the category of economic development within the Community Reinvestment Act to encourage more strategic, intentional and equitable bank reinvestment in New York City.
A survey report evaluating the expanding role of community development organizations in neighborhood economic development.

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