• Red Hook in the Running for State Economic Development Grant


    Red Hook Star Revue, March 20, 2017

    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

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  • SBIDC Puts Ten New Litter Baskets in Red Hook


    Red Hook Star Revue, March 10, 2017

    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,

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  • Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2017


    Printing Impressions, January 25, 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,

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


    Brooklyn Paper, October 13, 2016

    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

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


    NYCEDC Press Release, October 11, 2016

    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

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  • SBIDC Among Four Winners of JP Morgan Chase Advanced Manufacturing Grant


    New York Business Journal , February 04, 2016

    ‘“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

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  • NYCEDC Releases RFP for 72-Acre Maritime Industrial Space at Southwest Brooklyn Marine Terminal


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    “SBIDC is excited about NYCEDC’s release of the RFP that will lead to the activation of SBMT as an industrial maritime facility,” said Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation Executive Director David D. Meade.  “We are thrilled to be working with

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  • “Mayor’s Speech to Skip Sensitive Subject for Manufacturers”


    Crain's New York Business, March 05, 2015

    Manufacturers have described intense pressure from rising rents and land prices, which they attribute to speculation about residential and hotel development in their midst…”[Businesses in Southwest Brooklyn] are getting letters every day from people looking to buy their properties,” said

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  • Sunset Park, A New Frontier for New York’s Innovation Economy


    New York International, February 19, 2015

    SBIDC’s Executive Director David Meade was recently interviewed in New York International’s article: Brooklyn’s Next Frontier(s), by Kai Feder. Check out David’s insight into why Sunset Park’s industrial waterfront should be where you look to expand or start your business.

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  • “Tour Recap: Red Hook’s Industrial Waterfront”


    Making it Here, Open House New York, December 11, 2014

    Open House New York and the Pratt Center for Community Development partnered with SBIDC in August to showcase the current state of manufacturing on Red Hook’s historic industrial waterfront. SBIDC Executive Director David Meade led a tour of some of

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