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BWRC Evening Talk Sponsored by Con Edison

May 1 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

The Brooklyn Waterfront: The Innovation Coast?

In the year before the Covid pandemic, there was the possibility that Amazon would open a second headquarters in New York City.  Developers from around the city tried many different ways to attract the company to their boroughs. There were some in Brooklyn, for instance, who thought labeling parts of the waterfront as the “Innovation Coast” might help in their efforts. It didn’t; Amazon didn’t locate its headquarters in New York.  But given what is happening these days in places like the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the Brooklyn Army Terminal, that name, Innovation Coast, might be useful as climate-related startups are encouraged and incentivized to locate there.

Join us on the evening of May 1 to hear a panel of speakers from some of these startups, led by the Chief Strategy Officer of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, speak about the City’s program to promote the development of climate-related companies. We will learn about the City’s reasons for promoting clean-energy and other climate-related companies, and we will hear from representatives of some of those companies who will explain their reasons for choosing the Brooklyn waterfront as a place to begin their efforts.

Also, save the date for our upcoming events:

May 10 — Annual Full-Day Conference: The Brooklyn Waterfront and Offshore Wind

May 17 — Powerhouse Arts Breakfast Talk