TechShop Brooklyn Opens Manufacturing Hub in New York City Borough
The facility is expected to create up to 500 jobs and support over 200 companies within the first five years, according to the New York City Economic Development Corporation.
Calling the facility a platform for innovation city officials said, TechShop Brooklyn will offer over $1 million worth of high-tech manufacturing equipment and software at affordable rates. Members will receive access to 3D printers, laser cutters, plastics and electronics labs, a machine shop, a woodshop, a metalworking shop, a textiles department, welding stations, and more.
To make manufacturing more accessible, TechShop also provides open-access educational opportunities. This programming includes safety and basic-use training, artist workshops, advanced skill-building classes, and youth-focused STEAM education. TechShop Brooklyn will be providing 100 free memberships to community members each year.
“The Brooklyn Army Terminal is becoming a hub for modern manufacturing, and with 500,000 square feet of space coming on-line in the next few months, it has more room than ever to support new industrial businesses,” said NYCEDC President & CEO James Patchett. “TechShop Brooklyn will help seed our advanced manufacturing ecosystem, creating affordable access to equipment so that entrepreneurs can grow their companies.”
“Our borough is proud to now be home to our city’s largest advanced manufacturing center, affirming Brooklyn’s central role as a 21st century industrial hub. We are building high-quality jobs for today and tomorrow in Sunset Park, with a continued attentiveness to ensuring economic development is inclusive and supportive of the surrounding community who are this neighborhood’s foundation. I’m excited to see what TechShop Brooklyn rolls off its assembly lines in the months and years ahead,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams.
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