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Until the mid-80’s, my mom was a dress manufacturer with factories in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. Today most clothing is made in Cambodia, Viet Nam, China, the Czech Republic, even Lithuania. Seventh Avenue didn’t die though--it became “Fashion Avenue” and remains the Mecca of the industry, although very little clothing is actually manufactured here. What remains here, are the brains.

The current commotion is a concerted effort to bring manufacturing back to Long Island because it’s good for the economy...

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Nothing fuels my hope for tomorrow more than learning about new ideas and businesses sprung from the Strategic Alliances between industry and education. I spent a morning at the CEWIT Incubator Company Showcase. Forty startups showcased their products, with samples and talking points, from IT to granola...

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