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Friday, October 23 • 11:40am - 12:05pm
Growing the Innovation Economy

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New York is home to an array of inventive industrial, manufacturing, and commercial hubs.  These centers provide the space needed for businesses to thrive in the 21st century economy yet they face a number of challenges. From finding the right funding streams to the need to adaptively reuse historic buildings for modern manufacturing and commercial activity, what are the obstacles, and what should we be doing to help these hubs thrive?


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Gary Wasserman

Founder, Wasserman Projects; Detroit
Wasserman Projects is a contemporary art gallery located in Detroit's Eastern Market, whose mission is to bring national and international practitioners to the city and bring Detroit artists out to the world. Wasserman Projects produces musical events together with visual art to... Read More →

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David Ehrenberg

President and Chief Executive Officer, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation
David Ehrenberg serves as the President & CEO of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC), overseeing its 330 tenants and 1.8 million SF expansion. Prior to joining BNYDC, Mr. Ehrenberg was an Executive Vice President and co-head of the Real Estate Transaction Services... Read More →
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Andrew Kimball

Chief Executive Officer, Industry City
In August 2013, Andrew Kimball joined Industry City as CEO directing the redevelopment of the long-underutilized six-million square foot industrial facility in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. In March 2015, Industry City launched a 12-year, $1B redevelopment that will create 20,000 jobs through... Read More →
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Jared Kushner

Chief Executive Officer, Kushner Companies
Jared Kushner is the CEO of Kushner Companies, a private holding company with interests in real estate, media, banking and technology. Kushner Companies has earned a reputation for innovation and embracing new technologies in the service of its tenants, readers, partners and customers. Kushner... Read More →
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Tucker Reed

President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
Tucker Reed is the President of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP), a not-for-profit local development corporation that serves as the primary champion for Downtown Brooklyn as a world-class business, cultural, educational, residential, and retail destination. Under Tucker’s... Read More →

Friday October 23, 2015 11:40am - 12:05pm PDT
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