Small businesses are the lifeblood of Long Island, making up close to 90 percent of all businesses in Nassau and Suffolk counties according to the Long Island Advancement of Small Business, a local advocacy and support organization. In fact, Long Island leads New York State in businesses with fewer than 20 employees, according to the New York State Comptroller’s March 2016 report, “The Economic Impact of Small Business in New York State.”

Small businesses face many challenges as they strive for success and they benefit from support from organizations like PSEG Long Island, which offers a wide array of energy efficiency programs to small business customers across Long Island and in the Rockaways.

“We are proud to do business with Long Island companies and help them find ways to stay and expand here on Long Island,” said Dan Eichhorn, Vice President of Customer Service, PSEG Long Island.

“Since day one, we have worked hard to connect personally with business owners through our Main Street Outreach program that keeps them informed about how to save money and how we can work together to support the local economy.”

Through PSEG Long Island’s energy efficiency programs, small businesses can receive a free energy consultation that will identify energy and money saving opportunities. This free consultation consists of a facility walkthrough and detailed cost-saving recommendations based on existing equipment and any potential energy efficiency upgrades.

“We also offer generous rebates for installing energy efficient technologies,” Eichhorn said. “We’ve helped thousands of Long Island businesses reduce their energy costs; projects ranging in size from your favorite local storefront bakery to Canon’s U.S. headquarters.” Our economic development electricity rates have kept more than 5,600 jobs on Long Island while adding more than 3,000 new jobs as existing businesses expand.” 

To keep the lights on for 1.1 million customers, PSEG Long Island also relies on more than 900 Long Island companies for goods and services – large and small.  In all, PSEG Long Island invests more than $120 million right here in the local economy.

Supporting the local economy is just one part of PSEG Long Island’s larger mission to provide homes and businesses with outstanding electric reliability and customer service. To find out more about what PSEG Long Island can do for you, please visit www.psegliny.com/business or call their Business Solutions Center at 1-800-966-4818.

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