This is an excellent example of how a particular area can promote itself using incentives, education, public investment etc. to develop the high tech sector. The first step for any region with decent broadband access and institutions of higher learning is to develop a comprehensive plan on how to maximize the impact from existing assets and then move forward.


Crain’s New York Business reports on Brooklyn’s Tech Hotbed:

Dumbo and its neighbors the Brooklyn Navy Yard and downtown Brooklyn make up a distinct area that supports some 525 tech and creative firms employing more than 9,600 people, according to a study to be released this week. While that’s only a fraction of the city’s estimated 120,000 tech jobs, Brooklyn is drawing more Manhattan refugees who come for commercial rents (around 30% cheaper than in lower Manhattan) and the lifestyle. 

And with the next Applied Sciences NYC Center for Urban Science and Progress coming to Downtown Brooklyn, it’s only going to get bigger and better.

(via nycdigital)