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How to Manufacture a Greener New York in Focus at MAS Tonight

gowanus canalA few years ago, many believed that manufacturing was dead in New York City. But now it is widely understood that manufacturing jobs are critical to a diverse, decentralized, and healthy economy as well as to a greener New York. Manufacturing jobs are also good jobs, which pay $10,000 more per year than restaurant work or entry-level retail jobs. Plus, over 60% of manufacturing jobs come with health care coverage, unlike most restaurant and retail work. Join us tomorrow night and listen to an outstanding panel discuss opportunities and challenges ahead from their varied perspectives. Manufacturing a Greener New York: More Industries, More Jobs Tomorrow Night – Tuesday, April 28, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Reception to follow. At The Municipal Art Society, 457 Madison Avenue, MAP. Moderator: Adam Friedman, executive director, New York Industrial Retention Network. Panelists: Andrew Kimball, president and chief executive officer, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp.; Omar Freilla, founder and director, Green Worker Cooperatives; Rebecca Lurie, director of development, Consortium for Worker Education; and Dawn Ladd, founder and president, Aurora Lampworks. $15, $10 MAS members. Purchase tickets online or call 212 935 2075.