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February 3, 2011

City cooking up food business hotspot in one of Brooklyn's low-income neighborhoods

NY Daily News

In [today's State of the Borough] speech, Markowitz also will publicly plead with electronics giant Panasonic, whose executives he has already pitched to privately, to move its American headquarters to Brooklyn. He said the company, now based in Secaucus, is eyeing Newark and Brooklyn for a new site - and urged them to move to developer Forest city Ratner's MetroTech or Atlantic Yards developments.

"They would become instantly the flagship company of Brooklyn," Markowitz said.

A Panasonic spokesman said no decisions have been made. A Forest City rep declined to comment.

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Posted by eric at February 3, 2011 10:56 AM