Vision Statement for the Long Island Region


The Long Island Regional Council’s vision for long-term economic growth is characterized by increased collaboration among academia, the private and public sectors and labor to protect and grow our advanced manufacturing base while encouraging innovation in the life sciences, information technology, clean energy, defense and homeland security industry sectors.

  • #1

    Region in New York State for Number of Life Science Jobs.
  • $5.6 Billion

    Spent by Tourists in 2015.

Dealertrack LG Ribbon Cutting

Dealertrack Technologies is a leading provider of integrated auto dealership technologies had outgrown their cramped facility in Lake Success.  So they began discussions with Empire State Development in 2013 and applied for New York State incentives through the Consolidated Funding Application Process.  They were awarded up to $12 million in performance-based tax credits and grant funding. These funds assisted Dealertrack in the creation of their new four-floor, 230,000-square-foot headquarter facility in North Hills where they now have plenty of room for their existing workforce of over 500 and have committed to create 357 new jobs over the next 10 years.

Ribbon cutting ceremony with group of people
Dealertrack New Headquarters Ribbon Cutting – June 27, 2017

East/West Industries, Inc

East/West Industries, Inc. an aerospace manufacturer and women owned business expands their production operations and creates new jobs in Ronkonkoma. CFA #53950.

Hofstra University Big Data and Robotics Laboratories

Hofstra University received REDC funding to create big data and robotics laboratories at their School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. CFA #27601 and #29409.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory received REDC funding towards the creation of an Advanced Drug Testing Facility as part of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories’ Cancer Therapeutic Initiative.  CFA #5322.

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Cara Longworth, Regional Director