1890-1950: Manufacturing Dominates
Brooklyn’s three massive industrial complexes, Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn Navy Yard, and Industry City are hubs of manufacturing and distribution.
1950-2000: Manufacturing Declines
Jobs collapse at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn Navy Yard, and Industry City from 120,000 to fewer than 10,000 on the complexes’ combined 14M sf.
2000-2005: Innovation Economy Emerges
The Innovation Economy begins to emerge. Government begins massive infrastructure subsidy program at the Brooklyn Army Terminal and Brooklyn Navy Yard.
2009: Community’s 197A Vision Approved
Community Board 7’s 197A Plan for Sunset Park is adopted in November.
2013: Industry City Formulates Plan
Industry City begins the nation’s largest privately owned adaptive reuse undertaken with NO public capital subsidy.
2015: Real Results
Industry City announces a ten-year, $1B redevelopment that aligns broadly with CB7’s 197A Plan and would create 15,000 on-site jobs.
Jobs at Industry City have grown from 1,900 in 2013 to 7,500 as of 2019. $100M in direct spending has gone to Brooklyn-based businesses.
Supporting Local Workers and Businesses
In 2016, Industry City and community-based partners launched Innovation Lab, a neighborhood resource to boost local hiring and entrepreneurship.
IC Job placements445+
Local Youth Internships485+
IC Businesses Served325+