The purpose of the Brooklyn Chamber’s Industrial and Manufacturing Program is to establish the Chamber as the go-to resource for those starting or operating an industrial business in Brooklyn. The program organizes various initiatives designed to reach Brooklyn’s diverse industrial community, including the Industrial and Manufacturing (I+M) Coalition, the Brooklyn-Made Certification, Brooklyn Crossing Borders, and other specialized I+M events.
The mission of the I+M Coalition is to promote Brooklyn’s industrial sector through advocacy, education, marketing, and business support. The I+M Coalition meets bi-monthly, and the meetings stand as a forum where Brooklyn’s industrial business community can openly discuss challenges, issues, and opportunities in doing business in the borough. It provides the space for Chamber staff, leadership, and other community stakeholders to hear about issues directly from businesses and advocate on their behalf. I+M meetings are hosted in unique industrial spaces throughout the borough. Some meetings are structured as Meet-the-Maker meetings, where a panel discussion featuring industry experts and experienced business owners gives insight into growing a successful business in Brooklyn.
Direct government relations, where the Chamber meets with elected officials and relevant city, state, and federal agencies to improve conditions and rules for the I+M sector. This includes advocating with city agencies for relevant tax incentives and government support services.
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. For more information, click here.