Mayor Eric Adams shared his plan to train New Yorkers for what’ve been called jobs of the future, jobs that help improve the environment, from building the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles to farming sustainable food.

“We really have an opportunity to grow the green economy from 133,000 jobs today to 400,000 jobs to 2040,” New York City Economic Development Corporation CEO Andrew Kimball said.

“We’re on the cusp of a new kind of industrial revolution,” Adams added.

What You Need To Know

  • Mayor Eric Adams unveiled his green economy action plan on Wednesday

  • The plan aims to create thousands of new jobs, while supporting environmental sustainability

  • The Brooklyn Army Terminal is the future home of a $100 million climate innovation hub

As part of what Adams is calling a green economy action plan, the Brooklyn Army Terminal is now the future home of a $100 million climate innovation hub, a place where technology startups will be able to turn to for workspace and support.

Adams said, “The hub alone is expected to generate $2.6 billion in economic impact and create 600 jobs right here in this community, while providing workforce training and job placement particularly for local Sunset Park community.”

The mayor’s office said they’ll work with private partners to build green workforce training facilities in each borough.

Once Shontanyce Bailey learned about career opportunities through the nonprofit program, Green City Force, her future took a new path. Bailey explaining to NY1, “I had just given birth to my daughter. I didn’t really know what avenue I wanted to go in. I just know I wanted to do something more.”

Bailey found purpose as an urban farmer in the heart of the city, saying, “We started building farms in NYCHA developments so we can have fresh access to produce.”