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Center for Green Tech Brooklyn: BRIDGE

Location: Southwest Brooklyn, NY
Client: The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) is exploring ways to reposition outdated port areas on 6 miles of the SW Brooklyn waterfront to meet growing regional needs. This innovative business/academic center will provide job training and incubate businesses in green technologies, such as clean energy, green recycling, and climate change. The goal of this pilot project is to maximize the human potential of the SW Brooklyn waterfront communities by building a knowledge-based link between creative manufacturing industries and technical research on the one hand with education and training connected directly to jobs on the other.

As the PANYNJ's consultant, Nautilus has helped structure both the long-term business/academic plan and short-term green design of the first module for the Center. Nautilus led an interagency advisory team with representatives from US and Dutch public agencies and obtained input from numerous potential partners, educators, academic institutions, existing incubators, private businesses, and public agencies. Other services included assistance with site selection, public communications, logo design, and funding applications. A highlight has been a community roundtable organized by Nautilus with over 30 SW Brooklyn local leaders in business, education, and community stakeholders which produced recommendations on the job training, business, and employment needs of the SW Brooklyn waterfront.

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