Brooklyn-Made is a certification program for locally-made goods. The certification is the only one of its kind – a market-driven, geographically-focused certification assessing the extent to which a particular product is manufactured in Brooklyn, NY.
The program relies on a two-pronged approach to evaluation: a points-based scoring system as well as review from an independent advisory board. There are 3 tiers to the certification program – Gold, Silver, and Bronze.
As baseline criteria, only legal businesses headquartered in Brooklyn making one or more physical products will be considered. From there, the points-based system will evaluate a range of manufacturing activities, taking into account criteria such as share of total employees located in Brooklyn, location of product assembly, where design and development takes place, and other important factors.
Interested businesses can apply by completing an online application form, which can be found on the below links. An independent advisory board, consisting of Brooklyn-based manufacturing stakeholders, will review applications on a quarterly basis. There will be a $50 one-time fee for non-members, and $25 fee for member businesses.
NYU Research Study: Brooklyn Made Certification Program
Brooklyn-Made Application Form (PDF)
Brooklyn-Made Online Application Form
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