Red Hook in the Running for State Economic Development Grant

SBIDC recently gave an update on the progress of the Red Hook Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) program at a Community Board 6 meeting. The Brownfield Program, which dates to the 2003 Superfund Brownfield Law, assists municipalities and community based organizations with assessing and implementing revitalization strategies for polluted areas. The program can cover up to 90 percent of eligible project costs. If one of the sites put forward by SBIDC is selected, it could result in jobs as well as [...]

March 21st, 2017|

SBIDC Puts Ten New Litter Baskets in Red Hook

Marsha Trattner unveiled ten new garbage cans for Red Hook Tuesday morning at a press conference held by Councilman Carlos Menchaca and the South Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation (SBIDC). The cans were handmade by Trattner to Department of Sanitation specifications, and will replace garbage cans along Van Brunt Street that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

March 13th, 2017|

Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2017

As we close out 2016, it’s time to look ahead to 2017 and the upcoming manufacturing trends that will influence how we do business in the New Year. With rapidly changing technology, it’s difficult to know exactly what’s coming next, but we can definitely make some predictions. Over the past year, I have interviewed many customers across a variety of manufacturing industries to learn more about their industry concerns, the design and manufacturing challenges they face, and the technologies that [...]

February 7th, 2017|

Industrial Advocates Warn Hotel Development Could Pave Way for Residential Conversions in Industrial Areas

Developers are building hotels in industrial sections of Sunset Park and Green-Wood Heights at breakneck pace in order to get areas rezoned for luxury housing, according to real-estate watchers. Builders cannot put apartments on manufacturing land, but they can create hotels there — and doing so paves the way for future housing development, which can demolish good-paying jobs, one advocate warns. “As an organization, we have a huge concern about hotels in industrial zones,” said David Meade, director of the [...]

October 13th, 2016|

NYCEDC Selects Industry Leader Techshop To Operate Advanced Manufacturing Center In Sunset Park

NYCEDC announced that industry leader TechShop has been selected to operate a more than 15,000 square foot advanced manufacturing center at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park. This shared workspace will provide makers and other small manufacturing firms with affordable access to 21st century equipment, as well as access to a suite of support services. The advanced manufacturing center is the cornerstone of Futureworks NYC, a network of programs and resources to support the advanced manufacturing sector in New [...]

October 12th, 2016|

SBIDC Among Four Winners of JP Morgan Chase Advanced Manufacturing Grant

'“As more and more manufacturing businesses open shop in Brooklyn, it’s important that we celebrate their innovation,” said David Meade, executive director of Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation in a statement. “And provide them with services designed to helping them grow.” The grant is part of JP Morgan’s Small Business Forward initiative, a five year, $30 million national program that invests in connecting small businesses to resources that might help them grow faster.'

February 5th, 2016|

Neighborhood Facts