The Business Council of New York State Announces Inaugural Manufacturing Week Bus Tour Across New York State
Week-Long Trip to Cover 1,000 Miles and Includes 10 Facility Tours
ALBANY – In an effort to highlight New York’s manufacturing history and showcase the current employers of the industry, The Business Council of New York State, on Friday, kicked off a week-long manufacturing bus tour across New York State. The trip begins in the Capital Region on Friday, October 6th, Manufacturing Day, and will conclude on Thursday, October 12th, in Syracuse during Manufacturing Week.
Staff from the Business Council will travel on a bus through five regions of the state to tour manufacturing facilities. Business Council staff will be joined by staff from local and regional chambers, elected officials, and representatives from the state’s Empire State Development agency.
This trip aims to raise awareness and show each manufacturer's impact on the state and local economies.
“Manufacturing is such an important industry in New York State as it generates more than $75 billion in goods and employs over 400,000 people,” said Heather Mulligan, President & CEO of the Business Council of New York State. “As the state-wide manufacturing association, we are excited to hit the road and visit our great manufacturers and learn from them about how they can grow and prosper to continue providing jobs and keep economies strong across the state.”
Empire State Development President, CEO, and Commissioner Hope Knight said, "Each of the stops planned by the Business Council of New York State will highlight the range of each region’s manufacturing strengths. These companies, many with names that are synonymous with New York ingenuity, reflect the success of our strategic investments in innovative and high-growth industries that are creating well-paying jobs and opportunities for New Yorkers."
Mark Eagan, president and CEO of the Center for Economic Growth President and Capital Region Chamber said, “The Capital Region’s manufacturing sector is thriving, employing more people now than it has in two decades. Regionally, we are making computer chips that advance national security, hydrogen fuel cells that promise a clean energy future, and medical treatments that change and save lives. But it is not just our high-tech manufacturers that are thriving; it’s those who make medical equipment and supplies, paper products and even cheese.”
The 2023 Made in New York Manufacturing Week Bus Tour itinerary includes stops at the following facilities across New York State:
- Finch Paper (Glens Falls, Warren County)
- GlobalFoundries (Malta, Saratoga County)
- Allied Converters (New Rochelle, Westchester County)
- IBM (Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County)
- BorgWarner (Ithaca, Tompkins County)
- Corning Inc. (Steuben County)
- Mentholatum (Orchard Park, Erie County)
- Kodak (Rochester, Monroe County)
- Cathedral Candle (Syracuse, Onondaga County)
- Morse Manufacturing (Syracuse, Onondaga County)
The Made in New York Manufacturing Week Bus Tour is sponsored by Broadview Federal Credit Union, a financial service provider to more than 500,000 people.