Recapturing the West Shore
The Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) is a nonprofit organization focused on bringing public and private investment to Staten Island to enhance the local economy. Staten Island’s West Shore has long been overlooked by the region’s industrial, manufacturing, and technology industries as a potential location for new development. The SIEDC is spearheading an initiative to draw these industries to the West Shore by re-branding the area as a businessfriendly, forward-thinking, environmentallyconscious industrial zone. The SIEDC requested a Capstone team to develop a strategic plan that re-invents and promotes the West Shore as a viable alternative to other industrial markets in the tri-state area. By identifying obstacles to business development in the West Shore, capitalizing on the area’s unique assets, and applying lessons from comparable industrial parks in the region, the Capstone team delivered a document to guide the SIEDC in re-branding the West Shore as the region’s green technology and manufacturing destination.