Economic Development and Workforce Housing

Contact Us

Theresa Ward Commissioner, Economic Development and Planning

Address:

H. Lee Dennison Building,
11th Floor,
100 Veterans Memorial Highway,
Hauppauge, New York 11788

Phone: 631-853-4800

Fax: 631-853-4767

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Suffolk County Programs

Programs

Financial:

  • INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (IDA) - Provides financial assistance for expansion, new construction and equipment purchase for profit and not-for-profit projects.
  • Through the SUFFOLK COUNTY EMPLOYER ASSISTED HOUSING PROGRAM - Suffolk County can assist businesses to recruit and retain quality workers. Employees of a participating business or those who are relocating due to employment are eligible to receive financial assistance towards the purchase of a home as well as free homebuyer counseling.
  • SUFFOLK COUNTY FOREIGN TRADE ZONE #52 - The FTZ offers an exemption on duties and excise taxes for certain products imported into and out of the Zone. Suffolk County is the grantee and administrator of FTZ#52, which includes a magnet site operated by Islip Foreign Trade Zone Authority, located adjacent to Long Island MacArthur Airport. The County can also sponsor applications for usage driven sites, which are available to businesses located in Suffolk County who wish to utilize the FTZ within their own facility.  For information on policies, rates, and locations, please view FTZ#52's zone schedule, here.
  • THE SUFFOLK COUNTY INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL INCENTIVE BOARD - is charged with developing a real property tax incentive plan in line with State enabling legislation. This plan offers local towns and villages the opportunity to designate specific geographic areas and specific industries where the incentive would be available.

Technical:

  • OMBUDSMAN SERVICES (BUSINESS ADVOCATE) - Should plans call for construction or expansion at your site, we will guide your applications through the permitting process with the Suffolk County Department of Health Services and, if applicable, the Suffolk County Sewer Agency. We will also coordinate and assist with permitting from the NYS DEC and any other state, federal or local agencies. Contact 631-853-4805.
  • THE SUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING & CONSUMER AFFAIRS offers a wide range of services to Suffolk County businesses. These services include: posting your positions, referring qualified candidates, hosting and marketing a customized hiring event for your company, and helping you train new workers. Learn more about The Business Services Team.

  • MANUFACTURING TRAINING PROGRAM - Suffolk County Community College offers training in Manufacturing, Machining Techniques, Auto CAD, Soldering, NCN and will work with manufacturing firms to customize training for specific needs. Contact 631-851-6225.
  • SUFFOLK COUNTY SBIR OUTREACH PROGRAM - Suffolk County works closely with Stony Brook University to encourage companies to apply for and be awarded federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants. If your company has innovative technology or products, you may be eligible.
  • Cultural Arts, Film Production and Tourism
    • Your employees can find out about all of the cultural events, music and film festivals, and community arts groups at http://www.suffolkartsandfilm.com/.
    • The Suffolk County Film Commission identifies locations for commercials, industrials, and feature films. Film production companies will pay a location fee for use of your property if selected: http://www.suffolkcountyfilmcommission.com/.
    • Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission (LICVB) - The LICVB develops, encourages and promotes convention business, tourism and sporting events within the County of Suffolk. Their website: http://www.discoverlongisland.com/
  • Suffolk County Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club - Novice and seasoned inventors will benefit from brainstorming sessions and networking to assist them in all aspects of the inventing and business start-up process. Schedule of Meetings Join Mailing List

Programs, Incentives & Grants
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