Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 6/5/2015

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Here are this week’s top manufacturing news stories:

By The Numbers: Manufacturing’s Reputation For Sustainability

“A study published in May called 2015 Sense & Sustainability measured the public perceptions of corporate commitment to sustainability. The study, conducted by G&S Business Communications, looks at sustainability reputations by industry, how interested the public is in learning about the issues, how environmental and social causes affect consumer habits and brand choices and consumer confidence in basic scientific concepts.”
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New York Slips A Spot In National Entrepreneurship Ranking

“New Yorkers might think we rank high when it comes to entrepreneurship. And we do. But not quite as high as we did last year. That’s the finding of the Kauffman Foundation, the Kansas City-based think tank that’s focused on startups and entrepreneurs.”

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Capital Region Economic Development Group Asking IDAs For Cash Toward State Money Contest

“A group leading Albany, New York’s efforts to win $500 million in economic development money is asking industrial development agencies for cash to help pay for development plans. That money would be used to pay the $2 million tab to for hiring McKinsey and Co., the same big-name consultant Buffalo used to win $1 billion in state money to revive the city.”

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Cornell JumpStart Program Is Accepting Applications For Fall 2015 Projects

“The Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) JumpStart program announced it has started accepting applications for projects that faculty and students will work on to help New York businesses beginning in September.”
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Brooklyn’s ‘Industry City’ First In Outer Borough To Get Platinum Internet Certification

“Industry City, the largest privately owned industrial complex in New York, has become the first property in Brooklyn or any of the outer-boroughs to be awarded with a platinum certification for internet connection.”
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Governor Cuomo Releases Report Detailing Property Tax Cap Success in New York

“Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today released a report (available here) detailing the success of the property tax cap in delivering tax relief for New York families and businesses. In addition, the Governor traveled to Nyack, New York in Rockland County to urge the State Legislature to extend the two percent property tax cap this legislative session.”
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