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1,700 Businesses Answer NYCEDC Call for Emergency Medical Supplies

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) put out a call recently for businesses to turn out emergency medical supplies, and some 1,700 locally-based companies have already responded.

NYCEDC’s ongoing enlistment of businesses to source and/or manufacture face shields, ventilators and other products occurs as the citywide total of COVID-19 cases exceeds that of all but six countries.

In its Twitter feed, NYCEDC cites examples of the results. “NYC-based businesses like Bednark Studios, Adafruit and MakerspaceNYC have already produced 127,000 face shields for NYC healthcare workers,” NYCEDC tweeted.

In another tweet, NYCEDC thanks Novolex “for donating 6,000 pounds of plastic for face shields to our partner Consortium, Defense Innovation Lab for providing storage, and Century 21 stores for donating trucks for transport.”

In still another, NYCEDC’s Linda Clinton discusses how quickly manufacturing efforts for emergency supplies were ramped up at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Brooklyn Army Terminal.

Pictured: A warehouse of newly manufactured, locally produced face shields. Photo courtesy of NYCEDC.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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