This Friday, October 4th, is National Manufacturing Day. A day set aside for our Nation to recognize the importance of American manufacturing and the well paying jobs it creates. On Manufacturing Day, Made In NYC, an organization devoted to supporting and promoting manufacturers in New York City, is planning a social media event and would like you to get involved.
According to Made in NYC, there are about 7,000 small manufacturers in New York City that employ an estimated 65,000 people.
On Friday, Made in NYC will be showcasing images of these factories and the people that work there on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using hashtags #MadeInNYC, #HowItsMade, and #MfgStory with a quote about why manufacturing is important to New York City.
What can you do to get involved?
If you live, work or are visiting New York City on Friday, October 4th, check out the companies listed on the Made In NYC website and see if there is a manufacturer near you. If so, walk by, stop in (if open to the public), buy something and snap a photo to share on any social media network with an event hashtag. If you actually work at one of the factories, even better! Take tons of photos and share!
If you don't live in NYC, make some time to view the photos that are being posted and share or retweet at least one. If you don't use social media, email your image to firstname.lastname@example.org and the photo will be shared for you.
It is important for us to support every business that manufactures their products in the United States and creates jobs. The more support businesses receive = the more jobs created!!
All photos provided by Made in NYC
Made in NYC is an initiative of the Pratt Center for Community Development.