Dedicated and Highly Skilled Work Force
Suffolk's labor pool is highly educated and skilled across numerous industries. With a population larger than many states, Suffolk ranks high among all U.S. counties in terms of educational achievement. Of our adult population, nearly 90% are high school graduates, approximately one-third earned bachelor degrees and one in eight holds a master's, professional or doctoral degree.
Award-Winning Educational Institutions
Suffolk is home to award-winning higher education colleges and universities including Stony Brook University, Dowling College, St. Joseph's College and Suffolk Community College. Additionally, Suffolk is home to a variety of technical and career schools. Our public and private elementary and secondary school systems are ranked among the country's best.
Leaders and Collaboration in Tech & Sciences
Suffolk is proud of its national leaders in technology, science, pharmaceutical and energy research. Brookhaven National Lab, Stony Brook University, Cold Spring Harbor Lab, LI High Tech Incubator, Broadhollow Science Center, CEWIT and Accelerate Long Island are developing, and sharing, next-generation technologies. Many companies have been able to successfully tap into these valuable resources.
High Quality of Life
Within commuting distance of New York City, Suffolk County has breathtaking and world renowned beaches, golf courses and parks. Enjoy the Hamptons, Long Island wine country, a minor league baseball game, theme parks or the many vibrant downtowns including those of Huntington, Patchogue, Babylon or Port Jefferson Village. Suffolk County is a destination spot for restaurants, boutiques, cafes and nightlife.
Suffolk County has quick access to New York City and a comprehensive train line in the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). Suffolk has a significant and well regarded regional airport in Long Island's MacArthur, in addition to several local airports that make private and on demand travel easy.
New Way of Thinking
Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone has been using government both as a partner and a leader in creating economic development initiatives. He understands that Suffolk's future is dependent on building an innovative economy, which will provide the County with a mechanism for growth for years to come.