Economic Impact

The New NY Bridge project is dedicated to supporting the businesses and economic development of the region during construction.

Major structural elements of the new bridge are being produced right here in the Northeast, and thousands of jobs are being created both on the Hudson and at off-site facilities.


Made Right Here

The decision to utilize local products and labor on the New NY Bridge project has provided great opportunities to the region.  It gives the local economy a significant boost while assuring the project will have quality goods and services. The local and national firms supporting the bridge project bring value, providing innovation, creativity and many years of oversight experience. Their involvement results in cost-effective manufacturing and reliable materials.

The Buy America Initiative

The Buy America initiative requires that all iron, steel and manufactured goods used in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) projects be produced in the United States. The New NY Bridge project is no exception, and is a perfect example of how the ARRA is strengthening the economy.

Creating Jobs in New York

Ongoing construction has created thousands of direct and indirect jobs involving nearly 1400 companies. As the construction continues, New Yorkers will continue to reap economic benefits from the project.
The New York State Department of Labor will be the main resource for all direct and indirect job openings related to the project. Click here see how you can apply.

Committed to Building with Diversity

Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC is proactively reaching out to local and minority firms on procurement activities. These Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, or DBEs, are federally certified businesses that are at least 51 percent owned by women, minorities, veterans or the disabled. There is a 10 percent federal DBE goal for the project, totaling $314 million in opportunities to DBEs.
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