NYCEDC Selects Industry Leader TechShop to Operate Advanced Manufacturing Center in Sunset Park

Expected to Support More Than 200 Businesses, Create Over 500 Jobs

Center is Cornerstone of the Futureworks NYC Advanced Manufacturing Initiative, Key Component of Mayor de Blasio’s Industrial Policy

SUNSET PARK, BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced that industry leader TechShop has been selected to operate a more than 15,000 square foot advanced manufacturing center at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park. This shared workspace will provide makers and other small manufacturing firms with affordable access to 21st century equipment, as well as access to a suite of support services.

The advanced manufacturing center is the cornerstone of Futureworks NYC, a network of programs and resources to support the advanced manufacturing sector in New York City, create high-skilled production jobs, and increase competitiveness for existing manufacturing companies. The new center is expected to create more than 500 jobs in the first 5 years, attract $200 million in investment, and help launch more than 200 new industrial businesses.

TechShop – the largest and most experienced operator of open-access makerspaces in the world – has helped launch hundreds of businesses responsible for thousands of jobs, and with a combined worth over $6 billion. TechShop currently operates in 12 cities worldwide: San Jose, Redwood City, San Francisco, Phoenix, Detroit, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Austin, Washington D.C., Paris, Abu Dhabi, and Tokyo.


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