NYC Garment IndustrySerial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1978, Vol. 48, Issue 11, Pg. 93-94
Document Type: Feature article
For decades, New York City's most important industry has been garment manufacturing. Traditionally, it had been a major source of entry level jobs for recent immigrants to the City. But since World War II — and especially since 1970 — there's been a drastic decline in garment-industry jobs. Among reasons for exodus: soaring taxes; foreign competition; changes in production methods; and attractive incentives by many job-hungry southern communities.
Subject Headings: Industries | Taxation | Manufacturing | Urban areas | Light rail transit | North America | United States | New York
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