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Food Manufacturing in Brooklyn


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Food manufacturing is the bedrock of manufacturing in Brooklyn.

If anyone needed a reminder of Brooklyn's thriving food scene, today's Brooklyn Eats! event presented by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce served up delicious evidence.

As the borough's first food and beverage trade show, Brooklyn Eats! showcased Brooklyn-based food manufacturers and businesses at 630 Flushing Avenue, the former Pfizer building which now houses a large cluster of artisanal food manufacturers.

Food manufacturing boasts the largest share and biggest growth of manufacturing jobs in Brooklyn. Since the end of the recession in 2009, food manufacturing employment in Brooklyn has grown over 3% and the number of food manufacturing establishments has grown almost 12%.

brooklyn food manufacturing map

As seen in this interactive map, Brooklyn's food and beverage manufacturing hubs and markets are mostly clustered in the Williamsburg-Greenpoint and Red Hook-Sunset Park neighborhoods. Click through for a full list of Brooklyn's food manufacturing resources representing the full spectrum of historic industrial facilities like Brooklyn Army Terminal and newer food markets like Smorgasburg

With producers, physical space, technical assistance, resources, retail outlets and markets, Brooklyn is moving in the right direction.

If you missed today's Brooklyn Eats! you can still learn more about opportunities and resources we provide to support food manufacturers across all boroughs on our programs page.



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