Dumbo Is Jumbo With Tech
- JOSEPH DE AVILA JOSEPH DE AVILA for Wall Street Journal December 20th, 2011
- Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204553904577102691201780310.html?KEYWORDS=dumbo
Tech startups and digital advertising companies have flocked to Dumbo throughout the past decade, drawn to the neighborhood's industrial lofts that eschew Midtown's buttoned-down culture. Now Dumbo's tech scene is about to get bigger.
Huge Inc. and Etsy, two of Dumbo's biggest employers, rapidly expanded last year and plan to keep growing in 2012. Smaller startups such as Pontiflex and Red Antler also are hunting for programmers and engineers to add to their work forces.
And in January, Polytechnic Institute of New York University will open a new incubator in Dumbo that could house as many as 20 small companies.