The Big Business Behind “Made In New York”
This morning, representatives from the CFDA, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and the Design Trust for Public Space unveiled Made in Midtown, their report on New York’s historic Garment District. Designers Narciso Rodriguez, Reed Krakoff, Anna Sui, John Bartlett, and Yeohlee Teng were all on hand for the announcement of the report (and its accompanying Web site, where browsers can peruse its findings). Even if infographics aren’t your idea of a good time, it’s well worth a read to find out what comes before the Made in New York label. Namely, $31 billion in revenue (from the nine New York fashion companies on the Fortune 1000 list alone), more than 172,000 jobs (about 5 percent of all the government and private sector jobs in NYC), and more fashion businesses headquartered here than in Paris and Milan combined. Head to www.madeinmidtown.org to learn more.
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