Feb 18, 2020

Suffolk IDA elects chair of board of directors

By James T. Madore

james.madore@newsday.com

Natalie Wright was elected chair of the board of directors of the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency last week.

Wright’s election came days after the county legislature confirmed her appointment by County Executive Steve Bellone to be commissioner of economic development and planning.

Wright succeeds Theresa Ward, who resigned from both posts last year to take a job at Unqork, a Manhattan-based provider of software to the financial services industry and governments.

The IDA offers tax breaks to expanding businesses. It has frequently, but not always, been led by Suffolk’s economic development commissioner. Continue reading at Newsday…