The Brooklyn Navy Yard: A Major hub for Economic Activity with David Ehrenberg, President and CEO and Johanna Greenbaum, the Chief Development Officer of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Two leaders, Johanna Greenbaum, Chief Development Officer and David Ehrenberg, President and CEO at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) talk about its diverse tenant base and ongoing expansion efforts.   The BNYDC has history dating back to 1801, is owned by New York City and stretches over 300 acres from Vinegar Hill/DUMBO through Clinton Hill/Ft. Green and Williamsburg and serves as a major hub of economic activity.

Johanna and David discuss the history of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, how their diverse tenant base works together including supporting the fight against COVID, the commercial real estate development and incentives for their tenants, the Steiner Studios expansion and the innovative concepts such as their Equity Incubator to support Black entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses.

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Produced by Jill Carvajal and Josh Schneps