December 20, 2016


Infrastructure, as a means to help boost the economy, has become as popular a platform on Long Island as it is with the incoming administration. Building on that belief, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone held a press conference last Tuesday at MacArthur Airport to announce his plans to spend $7.5 million on local infrastructure improvements. He was joined by Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Suffolk County Economic Development Committee Chairman William Lindsay and others, including LICA Executive Director Marc Herbst. According to Bellone, this $7.5 million in funding for infrastructure investments will “promote and support community based plans for projects to revitalize communities, create jobs and grow Suffolk County’s economy.” The $7.5 million is due to be allocated as follows:

  • $1.25 million for the design of a federal inspection station at the MacArthur Airport
  • $1.5 million for the Ronkonkoma Hub project

Remainder of funding will go to: 

  • Town of Brookhaven (Blue Point Brewery relocation, Upper Port Jefferson revitalization)
  • Town of Babylon (Long Island Music Hall of Fame at Wyandanch Village, Downtown Lindenhurst)
  • Town of Southold (Mattituck and Village of Greenport)

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