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Biggest business expansions of 2016 on Long Island

Long Island's eight industrial development agencies have approved tax breaks for 21 projects valued at $5 million or more in 2016. The projects will be completed over the next few years. Here's a look at those projects which are expected to keep 2,561 jobs on Long Island and create 629 new jobs. (Sources: Various industrial development agencies)...

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Long Island's eight industrial development agencies have approved tax breaks for 21 projects valued at $5 million or more in 2016. The projects will be completed over the next few years. Here's a look at those projects which are expected to keep 2,561 jobs on Long Island and create 629 new jobs. (Sources: Various industrial development agencies)

Renaissance Downtowns project

Location: Hempstead Village
Project cost: $2.5 billion
Jobs retained: 0
Jobs created: n/a
Value of tax breaks: $33 million in property tax savings over 20 years
Read more: Hempstead IDA approves $33M tax break for downtown project

Garvies Point waterfront development

Location: Glen Cove
Project cost: $960 million
Jobs retained: 0
Jobs created: n/a
Value of tax breaks: More than $225 million in tax breaks over 30 years
Read more: Bond, tax breaks approved for Glen Cove waterfront project

Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Location: Melville
Project cost: $89 million
Jobs retained: 400
Jobs created: 0
Value of tax breaks: $3.1 million sales-tax exemption; $573,750 in property tax savings over 15 years; plus $2 million grant from New York State
Read more: Fougera to invest $89 million, preserve nearly 400 LI jobs

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Mill Creek apartments

Location: Mineola
Project cost: $70 million
Jobs retained: 0
Jobs created: 6
Value of tax breaks: $1.8 million sales-tax exemption; $479,900 off the mortgage recording tax; 20 years of property tax savings
Read more: Nassau OKs tax breaks for 192 unit Mineola housing project

Blue Point Brewing Co.

Location: Patchogue
Project cost: $35 million
Jobs retained: 37
Jobs created: 30
Value of tax breaks: $2 million sales-tax exemption; $2 million in property tax savings over 10 years
Read more: Blue Point Brewing Co. to get up to $4M for Patchogue relocation

Entourage Commerce LLC

Location: Islandia
Project cost: $25.1 million
Jobs retained: 250
Jobs created: 175
Value of tax breaks: $979,196 sales-tax exemption; $115,500 off the mortgage recording tax; $1.1 million in property tax savings over 15 years; plus $900,000 in tax breaks from New York State
Read more: Entourage Commerce to move from Queens to Suffolk County

1025Connect data center

Location: New Cassel
Project cost: $20.8 million
Jobs retained: n/a
Jobs created: n/a
Value of tax breaks: $778,500 sales-tax exemption; $196,087 off the mortgage recording tax; 15 years of property tax savings
Read more: IDA: $20.8M renovation of data center will boost New Cassel

Best Market HQ

Location: Bay Shore
Project cost: $16.8 million
Jobs retained: 2,077
Jobs created: 125
Value of tax breaks: $200,000 sales-tax exemption; $112,000 off the mortgage recording tax; $2.9 million in property tax savings over 15 years; plus $1 million in tax breaks from New York State
Read more: Best Market to open new headquarters at old Entenmann's property

Evaric Pharmaceutical

Location: Former Forest Labs building, Hauppauge
Project cost: $15.7 million
Jobs retained: 0
Jobs created: 108
Value of tax breaks: $129,375 sales-tax exemption; $105,000 off the mortgage recording tax; $1.2 million in property tax savings over 15 years
Read more: Drugmakers' deal to bring 200 jobs to Suffolk

Salrum Associates

Location: Plainview
Project cost: $12 million
Jobs retained: 0
Jobs created: 4
Value of tax breaks: $517,500 sales-tax exemption; $88,200 off the mortgage recording tax; $600,000 in property tax savings over 12 years
Read more: Nassau IDA executive director Joseph J. Kearney says Plainview residents "will be happy" tax breaks granted to self-storage facility

Safeguard Self Storage

Location: Valley Stream
Project cost: $10 million
Jobs retained: 0
Jobs created: 2
Value of tax breaks: $418,528 sales-tax exemption; 15 years of property tax savings
Read more: Nassau IDA gives over $400G in tax breaks to create 2 jobs

Gabreski Airport business building

Location: Westhampton Beach
Project cost: $9.6 million
Jobs retained: 0
Jobs created: 40
Value of tax breaks: $476,100 sales-tax exemption; $91,350 off the mortgage recording tax; $596,742 in property tax savings over 15 years
Read more: Second building in works for Gabreski Airport business park

Home Bay Trading Corp.

Location: Hauppauge
Project cost: $9 million
Jobs retained: 12
Jobs created: 16
Value of tax breaks: $37,950 sales-tax exemption; 64,575 off the mortgage recording tax; $692,065 in property tax savings over 10 years
Read more: Home Bay Trading plans move to Hauppauge

United Biomedical Inc.

Location: Hauppauge
Project cost: $8.4 million
Jobs retained: 38
Jobs created: 6
Value of tax breaks: $79,350 sales-tax exemption; $61,425 off the mortgage recording tax; $410,817 in property tax savings over 10 years
Read more: Biotech firm gets IDA aid for $8.4M upgrade

Premier Care Industries Inc.

Location: Hauppauge
Project cost: $8 million
Jobs retained: 60
Jobs created: 40
Value of tax breaks: $37,088 sales-tax exemption; $40,378 off the mortgage recording tax; $626,015 in property tax savings over 12 years; plus a $3 million loan from New York State
Read more: Premier Care gets $3M state loan to expand in Hauppauge

Long Island Fireproof Door Inc.

Location: Port Washington
Project cost: $7 million
Jobs retained: 302
Jobs created: 80
Value of tax breaks: $40,000 sales-tax exemption; $35,000 off the mortgage recording tax; 10-15 years of property tax savings; plus $500,000 in tax breaks from New York State
Read more: L.I.F. Industries gets IDA aid to expand in Nassau

LBi Software Inc.

Location: Melville
Project cost: $6.3 million
Jobs retained: 50
Jobs created: 10
Value of tax breaks: $45,648 sales-tax exemption; $56,254 off the mortgage recording tax; $217,459 in property tax savings over 10 years
Read more: Software firm that serves MLB, NBA plans move to Suffolk

A&Z Pharmaceutical Inc.

Location: Hauppauge
Project cost: $6.2 million
Jobs retained: 100
Jobs created: 44
Value of tax breaks: $897,750 including a 10-year property tax savings of $396,500
Read more: A&Z Pharmaceutical plans expanded drug manufacturing

Beyer Graphics Inc.

Location: Commack
Project cost: $6 million
Jobs retained: 98
Jobs created: 5
Value of tax breaks: $21,563 sales-tax exemption; $30,256 off the mortgage recording tax; $272,507 in property tax savings over 10 years
Read more: Commack carton maker gets tax breaks for $6M expansion

Stewart Avenue Ventures apartments

Location: Huntington
Project cost: $5.8 million
Jobs retained: 0
Jobs created: 0
Value of tax breaks: $111,263 sales-tax exemption; $73,500 off the mortgage recording tax; $442,399 in property tax savings over 15 years
Read more: Tax breaks for building to be constructed in Huntington OKd

Northridge Project apartments

Location: Huntington Station
Project cost: $5.12 million
Jobs retained: 0
Jobs created: 0
Value of tax breaks: $200,908 sales-tax exemption; $39,041 off the mortgage recording tax; $660,082 property tax savings over 15 years
Read more: Huntington Station developer receives tax breaks for hamlet project