Its close proximity to New York City and its access to national and international markets make Long Island ideal for service and manufacturing industries. Long Island has become a leading area for technology development and a magnet for new businesses, focusing on aerospace defense, pharmaceutical and biotech industries.
Prime Location for Business Expansion
Key employers in the region cite a growing highly skilled and productive workforce growing
First-rate academic and research institutions, and an extensive transportation network
Hauppauge Industrial Park is the largest industrial park on the East Coast, with over 1,300 companies and 55,000 employees
Long Island Facts
Located at the southern tip of New York State, it stretches approximately 120 miles east of New York City into the Atlantic Ocean
Comprised of Nassau and Suffolk counties, known for their high quality of life, as well as geographical and industrial diversity
Population of 2,831,072
Convenient access to air travel:
Three airports serve the region – a small-hub airport, Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP), and two large-hub airports, John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
An extensive number of General Aviation (GA) airports, the largest of which is Republic Airport
Ground transportation options abound:
The Long Island Expressway offers major access for commercial and industrial transport from airports and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
The Long Island Railroad (LIRR) provides passenger and freight service east-west throughout the region and to New York City
Numerous public and private entities operate extensive bus service throughout Long Island, as well as to New York City and long-distance destinations
Excellent access to waterways:
Two ferry companies provide hourly connections between Long Island and New England for passenger and commercial vehicles
Quality of Life
Whether you prefer a romantic walk on the beach, a climb to the top of a famous lighthouse, an afternoon sampling the latest vintages at a local vineyard or touring the gardens of the Gold Coast mansions, Long Island has it all.
Long Island’s North Fork is home to over 35 wineries and was named one of the Top Ten Wine Regions in the World boasting a range of world-class varietals and blends.
With over 400 miles of coastline and two beaches ranked number one in Dr. Beach's Top Ten list, Long Island is the perfect destination for recreation and relaxation.