Business Support


SBIDC operates Brooklyn’s Workforce 1 Industrial & Transportation Career Center (ITC), based at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, in affiliation with The New York City Department of Small Business Services and its Workforce 1 system.  We provide free hiring assistance to employers across Brooklyn.

We offer:

  • Free recruitment services from a wide pool of candidates with different skills and levels of experience in industrial, manufacturing, and transportation-related areas
  • Information on cost savings programs for local hiring
  • Information on training programs that can help upskill your existing workforce, as well as new employees
  • Seminars to help your company optimize its own human resources
  • Links to specialized training programs for your employees
  • Ongoing support for your company’s human resource needs

If your company needs to fill full-time, part-time or temporary positions, the Workforce1 Team at SBIDC is here to help. Please reach out to Site Director, Wayne Small ( for assistance.


Relocation Employee Assistance Program (REAP)

The program provides business income tax credits up to $3,000 per employee per year for twelve years, based on the number of qualified jobs. Any business relocating from outside NYC or Manhattan south of 96th Street into a property that is taking advantage of a city benefit e.g. ICIP, IDA financing, or lease from a NYC-owned property will qualify. If no benefit applies to the building, the relocating party must purchase or lease the space for a term of at least 3 years with expenditures of a minimum of $25 per square foot.

Industrial Business Zone (IBZ) Relocation Tax Credit

This program provides a one-time tax credit of $1,000 per relocated employee. Industrial and manufacturing firms that are relocating to or within an IBZ are eligible for the credit.

Financing Assistance

Are you in need of COVID-19 recovery assistance or perhaps have a growth strategy that needs capital? We can connect with traditional and nontraditional lenders that offer Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, term loans and lines of credit.

Navigating Government

Regulations that involve government agencies and utilities affect your day-to-day operations. We can help you troubleshoot, connect to agencies, access services, respond to fines, as well as help business owners understand government requirements while acting as an advocate on their behalf.

Real Estate

Thinking of relocating to Southwest Brooklyn? We have a network of member realtors who know the area very well and can help you find the right space for your business.

Eastman Real Estate
272 44th St. 2nd Floor
(718) 492-8800

Industry City Associates
882 Third Ave
(718) 965-6450

Realty Collective LLC
272 44th St. 2nd Floor
(718) 834 – 1440

Sunset Industrial Park LLC
50 21st St.
(718) 965-6000

Salvatore Basile Inc
135 13th St.
(718) 624-0160

Salmar Properties LLC, Liberty View Industrial Plaza
850 Third Ave
(718) 369-8900

Terra CRG
592 Pacific St
(718) 768 6888

The O’Connell Organization
175 Van Dyke St, Suite 322A
(718) 624-0160

Procurement and M/WBE Certification Assistance

SBIDC and our procurement partners can help you access the government market. We also provide support with M/WBE certification so you can sell your product to the local, state or federal government.

Need more information or assistance?

We are happy to assist businesses with all whatever challenges they might be facing. Reach out to Brady Meixell with further questions and issues.