NEW YORK—City Council members announced funding for a study of the Brooklyn Technology Triangle on Friday, March 9, at the sixth annual Polytechnic Institute of NYU’s Leadership Forum and Innovation Think Tank. One hundred thousand dollars is being provided by the City Council for a 10-month area-wide study that will start this summer.
The goal of the study is to find out how to make the Brooklyn Technology Triangle a “more desirable location for tech companies to set up shop and create jobs,” said City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. An online survey that aims to better understand the needs of offices located in the area was launched at the forum, and will be located at www.BrooklynTechTriangle.com for two weeks.
The city aims to adapt commercial space to better meet the needs of tech start-ups, develop strategies to attract new companies, and provide the MTA with information to improve transportation within the area.
The Triangle is a coalition led by the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, the DUMBO Improvement District, and other private companies in the area.