Eight of the 13 projects the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council has recommended for immediate state funding because of their potential to create jobs.
Accelerate Long Island, is an initiative to commercialize inventions coming from area research institutions. On of the goals of the council is to bolster the tech industry
Above, Steven Wood speaks at the "Accelerate Long Island" conference held at Brookhaven National Lab, in Upton. (Aug. 15, 2011)
Expansion of Amneal Pharmaceuticals in Suffolk County is expected to create 400 jobs.
Above, Gunvantbhai Dobariya, left, and Prakash Patel, right, blend and test one of the products in the laboratory at Amneal Pharmaceuticals in Hauppauge. (Sept. 16, 2011)
Wyandanch Rising, a proposed development to replace blight around the LIRR station, includes homes, businesses and worker training programs. It is among the 13 proposals that are the centerpiece of a strategy to boost the sagging local economy.
The Ronkonkoma MacArthur Airport Transit Hub seeks to link two key transportation services and redevelop blighted area with housing and businesses.
Heartland Town Square seeks to transform the former Pilgrim State Psychiatric Center into a minicity
Above, the latest rendering for Heartland Town Square, Water Tower Plaza at dusk. (March 2011)
One of the projects selected by the council aims to strengthen industries linked to a clean environment such as fishing.
Above, Nathan Andruski, 30, of Southold, has been dredging for scallops in the Peconic Bay on the North Fork of Long Island for most of his life. Scallop season runs from November through the month of March.(Jan. 28, 2011)
Partnership between Hofstra and Stony Brook universities to increase the number of engineering graduates.
Above, a composite of Stony Brook University and Hofstra University.
Initiative by schools, not-for-profits and laboratories to encourage students to go into careers in industries built around science, technology, engineering and math.
Above, Christopher Andrews, a senior at SUNY Stony Brook talks with Farmingdale State College's Mechanical Engineering Technology Assistant Professor Jeff Hung about the solar panel demonstration at SUNY's regional campus showcase. (October 5, 2011)