Mayor announces tripled investment in New York City fashion industry

February 13, 2015 Meaghan McGoldrick
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Mayor Bill de Blasio kicked off New York Fashion Week on Thursday, February 12 by announcing new and expanded programs to support the city’s fashion industry, and by tripling the current investment from $5 million to $15 million.

“Fashion is incredibly important to New York City, not just because it helps make us the most creative and exciting city in the world, but because of the hundreds of thousands of jobs and links to economic opportunity it creates,” said de Blasio. “We are determined to ensure that New York City’s working designers and manufacturers—and those aspiring to join that community—have the support they need to make it in New York City, and continue to grow NYC as the fashion capital of the world.”

These “Made in NY” programs will aim to support New York City manufacturers, emerging designers, aspiring designers, and design students. The new public-private programs, to be rolled out throughout 2015, include scholarships, internship and other exciting job opportunities within the design sector

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