REGIONAL & STATE PARTNERS
New York State Department of Labor
New York State's Labor Department vigorously enforces state labor laws to provide a level playing field for law-abiding employers. The department works aggressively to ensure a fair wage to all workers and protect the heath and safety of workers and the public. New York State Department of Labor assists the unemployed by providing temporary financial assistance, connects job seekers with employers, and builds a workforce that helps New York businesses compete in today's global economy.
Contact: Mark Grossman, (631) 687-4823
Empire State Development (ESD)
ESD is the state's job creation and retention agency. ESD assists Long Island's businesses with technical and financial assistance programs administered through the Hauppauge regional ESD office. Types of assistance include low cost financing for plant and equipment, competitiveness enhancement programs like The Industrial Effectiveness Program, skills training, and global market development.
Contact: Andrea Lohneiss, (631) 435-0717
County Economic Development
Long Island's county departments of economic development provide information and assistance to businesses in an ongoing effort to foster economic prosperity. The departments focus on financial and technical assistance, import/export trade development, and general support. In addition, the departments supports programs that encourage the growth of the software, biotechnology, medical imaging, graphic communications, and electronic industries.
Suffolk County Department of Economic Development Contact: Patrick "Skip" Heaney, (631) 853-4805
Nassau County Department of Economic Development Contact: Patrick Duggan, (516) 571-4353
Long Island Development Corporation (LIDC)
Not-for-profit corporation which makes loans to small businesses under various government programs and helps small businesses obtain and perform on government contracts. Its products and services include long term, low fixed rate subordinate loans for capital acquisitions and renovation; long term, low rate loans for manufacturers seeking to diversify from defense dependence, fisheries related companies negatively impacted by pollution or regulation, targeted industries, and women-owned businesses.
Contact: Roslyn D. Goldmacher, (516) 433-5000, email@example.com
National Grid stands ready to assist your business with help, whether your plans are to put down roots, or achieve further growth in our region. Together with state and local governments, National Grid offers incentives that will help you accomplish the success you want for your business. Discounted gas rates are packaged with government incentives to help attract and grow new businesses in our area.
Contact: Domenic Abbatiello, (516) 545-3873
Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)
LIPA delivers electricity to nearly 1.1 million residential and commercial customers on Long Island, allows customers to choose an outside supplier in an increasingly deregulated market, and continues to implement new energy conservation and efficiency programs to benefit its customers. In addition to reducing electric rates by an average of 20%, LIPA has introduced powerful products and services to meet the energy needs of its residential and commercial/industrial customers. LIPA's Economic Development Programs have provided more than $50 million of electric rate discounts to qualified new and/or expanded Long Island businesses. So why not join the businesses that have taken advantage of LIPA's Economic Development Programs and have made Long Island the home for their business.
Contact: Frank Verderber, Economic Development Manager, (631) 436-5760
Economic Development Resources at SUNY Stony Brook
As a public research institution SUNY Stony Brook assists economic development through several programs: the Center for Biotechnology which stimulates industry growth and the transfer of basic research discoveries to the marketplace; the Marine Sciences Research Center which is chartered to sustain economically important fisheries resources and the Waste Reduction and Management Institute which seeks to reduce waste for economic and environmental reasons; NYS Small Business Development Center which provides direct counseling for start-up companies, established companies and individuals in all aspects of business development; Professional Development and Workforce Training; Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence which provides advanced technical assistance for manufacturing improvement; and the Technology Transfer Program which licenses materials, devices and processes originated at the University.
Contact: Ann-Marie Scheidt, (631) 632-7006
Stony Brook Center for Advanced Technology in Diagnostic Tools and Sensor Systems (Sensor CAT)
Gains access for selected companies to their research facility, their unique expertise, equipment, and labor, all with great economic advantages. The Stony Brook Center for Advanced Sensor Technology (the Sensor CAT) has been granted a budget enabling them selectively to match corporate contributions to a project and, in addition, the University contributes a special overhead cost reduction to Sensor CAT corporate partners. Technology transfer can be an added outcome of an R & D project with Sensor CAT support.
Contact: Lawrence Weber, (631) 632-1368
Long Island Industrial Development Agencies (IDA)
Encourages job growth on Long Island by providing economic incentives to retain businesses in Suffolk and Nassau Counties and encourage new businesses to relocate to Long Island. IDA financing is intended for moderate-sized and large organizations, private and not for profit.
Nassau County Industrial Development Agency Contact: Joe Gioino, (516) 571-4160
Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency Contact: Bruce E. Ferguson, (631) 853-4802
Babylon IDA Contact: (631) 226-3669
Brookhaven IDA Contact: (631) 451-6563
Hempstead IDA Contact: (516) 489-5000
Islip IDA Contact: (631) 224-5512
Riverhead IDA Contact: (631) 727-3200