Kathy Hochul, New York State Lieutenant Governor, delivers a pitch for remanufacturers to take advantage of New York state policies to set up shop in New York.
By Niels V Christiansen, US Editor
“New York state is investing in emerging technologies, because we want to invest where the jobs are going to be tomorrow,” she said at the RIC-RIT World Remanufacturing Conference in Rochester, New York.
New York state most recently announced that $175 million has been allocated for creative workforce development, apprenticeship programs and other high skills training.
“You tell me the skills you need in your workforce, and I will partner with academia and make it happen,” she promised. “You give us the ideas, and we will fund it and make it work for your industry.”
Hochul noted that remanufacturing is part of the vision.
”If we can find out ways that we can continue to use past materials, bring them to a new life in a way that protects our environment, because the majority of our greenhouse gasses are not caused by electricity, but by manufacturing processes, then governments all over this state, all over this country and all over the world should be investing in your industries to help you achieve your full potential,” she added. ”It’s not just good for your bottom line, and the jobs you’ll create, but the long lasting benefits for the environment and our planet.”
“That’s what I put on your shoulders. You all figure it out, and we’ll be there to support you.”