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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.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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.

2013
IC Jobs

1,900

2019
IC Jobs

8,000+

IC Businesses

150

IC Businesses

550+
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.

Participants engaged

2,500+

IC Job placements

445+

Local Youth Internships

485+

IC Businesses Served

325+