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State Awards LI Regional Eco Dev Council $98.3 Mil

The Long Island Regional Economic Development Council was awarded $98.3 million in state aid this week for more than 100 projects ranging from the Nassau Hub to Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Among the Nassau and Suffolk County projects that will be funded are:

  • $3 million for road improvements connected to the development of the Nassau Hub
  • $1.8 million for Brookhaven’t National Lab
  • $2.3 million for a vaccine development center at Farmingdale State College
  • $3 million for a custom inspection station at MacArthur Airport in Islip, to allow for international flights.

The Long Island Regional Economic Development Council is co-chaired by Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz and Long Island Association President Kevin Law.

“This funding goes toward projects — many of them in technology — that will create well-paying jobs, prepare people for careers in technology and cause these people to stay on Long Island,” President Rabinowitz told Newsday after the awards were announced.


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