Tue August 20, 2013
The Upstate Economy

New York in the World: How one manufacturing plant survived

A sign greets visitors to the Tonawanda, NY powertrain plant.
Sidsel Overgaard/WRVO

In 1975, the workforce in several major cities in upstate New York had more than 40 percent of their jobs in manufacturing. Today, that number hovers around 10 percent. There are examples of manufacturers and workers in New York state who have found a place in our new global economy, but not without sacrifice.

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