Downtown’s First Tech Company Moves In

MakerBot, the highly buzzed-about firm that makes consumer-grade, three-dimensional printers that output objects made of plastic, just moved into its 26,000 square foot space in the MetroTech building in downtown Brooklyn, according to The Brooklyn Paper. Developers and business leaders have been trying to lure technology companies downtown and MakerBot is the first high-profile tech company to sign up. As we reported in the spring when the lease was signed, the company likely had few other options if it wanted to stay in Brooklyn–there isn’t enough vacant space in Dumbo and Sunset Park is too inconvenient. And the co-founder was definitely committed to the borough. He told the paper: “Brooklyn is the best place in the world. There are other places? There’s more talent here, more people with a can-do attitude.” The company was located on Third Avenue in Boerum Hill and will continue to manufacture its printers there, in what it calls the Bot Cave. Tom Conoscenti, executive director for planning and administration at Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, told The Brooklyn Paper, “MakerBot is going to give confidence to a lot of companies that Downtown Brooklyn is where the action is at.” Or at least that its where the square footage is at.

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