Member Benefits

Join our Community Today

Since its inception in 1978, SBIDC has been a vital force in the improvement of the Southwest Brooklyn economy. We have been proactive in attracting a great deal of government, corporate and private investment to Sunset Park, Red Hook and Gowanus. In order to provide broad business programming, the organization relies heavily on membership support. Membership is $300 and is fully tax deductible. Membership benefits are listed below.

Membership Benefits

Training and Technical Assistance

Free workshops and webinars on a range of pertinent topics


Assistance navigating government programs and outreach to public agencies

Tax Credits and Incentives

Energy & tax benefits through city, state & federal tax credit programs


A free job recruitment service to fill a wide variety of positions

Real Estate

Assistance in finding new space to rent 
or to buy


Representation on a wide array of issues affecting the manufacturing sector and out working waterfront.


Assistance securing working capital, lines of credit, loans, and grants

Membership Offers


Preferred business services, including priority referrals to our network of consultants and service providers (including accountants, attorneys, financial advisors, and more), and a periodic diagnostic of your business


Events and forums (virtual for the time being) with elected officials, community leaders, and stakeholders to discuss current issues affecting your business and our communities


A feature of your business in our weekly e-newsletter, The Southwest Brooklyn Bulletin, offering visibility to more than 1,000 recipients, shout outs on our social media channels, and opportunities to promote your business to our membership


The opportunity to be a part of the growing community of makers and manufacturers on Brooklyn’s working waterfront

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