Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen Addresses Borough’s Business Community at Brooklyn Chamber’s Newsmakers Event

September 24, 2015

Today, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce held the seventh edition of its popular Newsmakers series, led by Alicia Glen, Deputy Mayor of Housing & Economic Development.
The Deputy Mayor discussed a variety of topics during this morning’s event, such as the importance of affordable housing in the city and the administration’s investments in the manufacturing sector in Brooklyn — particularly in The Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn Army Terminal and Industry City.
“Brooklyn has grown into an incredible ecosystem of innovators, manufacturers, makers and institutions,” said Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen. “It’s a vibrant economic success story, and we are so excited about its next chapter. We’re focused on driving growth across diverse industries and making sure Brooklynites really have an opportunity to plug into the good jobs being created across the borough. We’re proud to partner with the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, and this morning was a fantastic chance for us to connect directly with the firms, employers and entrepreneurs that make Brooklyn so great.”
“Deputy Mayor Glen has done an incredible job working to foster economic growth in New York City,” said Brooklyn Chamber President & CEO Carlo A. Scissura. “The administration has made major investments in Brooklyn, including efforts to expand the Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn Navy Yard, and Industry City, which have strengthened the borough’s economy and provided quality jobs to countless residents. I would like to thank the Deputy Mayor for being a part of Brooklyn Newsmakers and for the marvelous work she has done, and will undoubtedly continue to do, for our city.”
“It’s a true honor to have had an influential leader such as Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen headline our Newsmakers event,” said Brooklyn Chamber Board Chair Denise Arbesu. “From tremendous efforts in implementing the administration’s affordable housing plan to the work the Deputy Mayor has put forth to create quality paying jobs — Brooklynites will have a future with fair residential options and healthier employment opportunities.”
“Brooklyn Newsmakers connects our borough with the influential movers and shakers that are making a lasting impact on our residents and businesses,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. “I thank Deputy Mayor Glen for sharing the City’s development vision with Brooklyn at this latest event, and I thank the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce for their continued leadership on this series.”
“Investors Bank is proud to support the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Newsmakers series. We have been thrilled to be a part of the series from the beginning and to see it grow. We were so pleased to meet today’s speaker, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, and to learn more about the important topic of housing and economic development in Brooklyn,” said Investors Bank Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Domenick Cama.
“We have had several key figures from the City and the State, but today we are honored to have Deputy Mayor Glenn join us,” said NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering President Katepalli Sreenivasan. “I am especially pleased that we can have a representative of this administration speak on our campus, because just as the Mayor has made the creation of a City that is more livable and for all its citizens, we at Poly have stressed the importance of providing a high quality STEM education to all students.”
“Whether helping to fuel the innovation economy or facilitating improvements in the public realm, Deputy Mayor Glen provides the visionary thinking needed to help Downtown Brooklyn chart its way forward as a thriving central business district,” said Tucker Reed, President of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. “We’re thrilled to welcome the Deputy Mayor to the Brooklyn Newsmakers series and look forward to our continued work with the de Blasio Administration to make our neighborhood a true 24/7 destination.” 
Newsmakers is sponsored exclusively by Investors Bank, and is held in conjunction with NYU and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.
Previous Newsmakers keynote speakers include City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, and Public Advocate Letitia James, among others.