Since 2001, New York State has lost more than 160,000 manufacturing jobs.
In the Rochester and Finger Lakes region, local manufacturing has lost nearly 27,000 jobs.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is hosting a roundtable Friday afternoon at Harris Communications in Rochester to unveil a plan that will include clean energy production.
Sen. Gillibrand is expected to outline how new energy can create more jobs in the manufacturing sector.