For manufacturers of green energy products and related components that are interested in exporting their goods outside of the U.S., there is a group of people eager to help. And they want little or no money for these services.
Edward Kowalewski is one of them. He is the director of international trade programs, international division for the New York State Dept. of Economic Development. Kowalewski spoke to a group of cleantech advocates and manufacturers at the World Green Energy Symposium at Hunter College in New York City on Tuesday, March 26. There, he told attendees that New York and other economic development organizations (EDOs) are “desparate to get the word out” about their programs and offerings. Read more
This week, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced an innovative initiative to draw more tech companies to the five boroughs and connect locals to jobs. The “We Are Made” in NY campaign is one of several strategies in place to expand the high-tech industry in the state, following recent expansion of high-tech centers at local universities. Read more
This summer in New York City, construction gets underway for the landmark Brooklyn Navy Yard’s new Green Manufacturing Center. The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp. will invest $46 million in the LEED Silver-certified Green Manufacturing Center, which will be constructed in 18 months. The project will convert three former Navy ship building machine shops into a 220,000-square-foot sustainable industrial complex and produce about 700 new jobs. Read more
Times Square. The Crossroads of the World. Theater. People. Eco-friendly. Really? Yes, with the introduction of the first 100% solar-powered billboard. Ricoh America Corporation has completed its 100% solar-powered electronic billboard and will celebrate its introduction in a special ceremony on June 8. Read more