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During Manufacturing Month, Governor Hochul Announces Nation-leading Manufacturing Job Growth With More Than 13,300 New Jobs Since 2021

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Governor Also Issued a Proclamation Declaring October Manufacturing Month; Read Proclamation Here

Governor Kathy Hochul today celebrated National Manufacturing Month by unveiling New York’s nation-leading manufacturing job growth numbers, which show that New York State has added more than 13,300 new manufacturing jobs since 2021 – leading the nation in manufacturing jobs brought back from overseas. The data (available here) points to the continued resurgence of New York’s manufacturing sector, following a decades-long decline in manufacturing, and reflects the Governor’s continued support for the manufacturing sector to attract leading businesses and create good-paying jobs in New York State. It also follows several major actions from Governor Hochul to bring leading manufacturing businesses to New York.

In addition, Governor Hochul signed a proclamation declaring October Manufacturing Month in New York State as part of her continued commitment to the industry. A link to the Governor’s proclamation is available here.

“New York’s manufacturing sector is in the midst of a major renaissance, and we’ve got the jobs, the businesses, and the investment to prove it,” Governor Hochul said. “After decades of decline across the manufacturing industry, my administration is turning the sector around with historic actions to bring leading businesses to our state, encourage green and sustainable business practices, and prepare the workforce for the manufacturing jobs of tomorrow. Manufacturing is at the core of our state’s history and identity, and this Manufacturing Month, I am reaffirming my commitment to building up this sector to attract the best businesses and provide good-paying, middle class jobs in New York State.”

Manufacturing is a major driver of the New York’s economy. Roughly 420,000 New Yorkers work in manufacturing and the sector contributed more than $83 billion to New York’s gross domestic product in 2022. The state has one of the largest semiconductor manufacturing industries in the nation with more than 10,300 jobs, $2 billion in exports, and 72 semiconductor facilities across the state. New York is also home to a vibrant agribusiness sector, ranking first in the nation for yogurt production and among the top states in the country for its number of cideries, breweries, distilleries, and wineries. With 13,379 new manufacturing jobs since 2021, New York also leads the nation in reshoring manufacturing jobs back from facilities overseas.

Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Hope Knight said,“ Manufacturing is a cornerstone of our economy, a part of our state's legacy and vital to our future. Under Governor Hochul’s leadership, we are creating an ecosystem where manufacturing can thrive. Through incentive programs such as the nation-leading Green CHIPS or by investing in the workforce of tomorrow through the Office of Strategic Workforce Development, New York State is building on its proud manufacturing heritage and creating a better future for all New Yorkers.”

Read the full press release here.