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The World of Business

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Business, Business News, News & Politics

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Insights into the business world - featuring content from BBC Radio 4's In Business programme, and also Global Business from the BBC World Service.

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Brooklyn Start-Ups

November 24th, 2012

Episode 299 of 631 episodes

Peter Day reports from the New York City borough of Brooklyn, that used to be the city’s industrial heartland, and home to companies like the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. Brooklyn’s manufacturing base has been in long-term decline, but now artisan start-up companies are making the borough hip again, and bringing new employment. Ironically, some are housed in the former Pfizer headquarters. Can they reverse Brooklyn’s industrial decline? Producer: Arlene Gregorius Editor: Jeremy Skeet

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