Monday, June 25, 2007

Two more good signs for Long Island

"In the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, metro-area suburbs welcomed dozens of companies looking to relocate, reduce risk and spread out their operations. Called the 9/11 effects€ by real estate brokers, city firms took hundreds of thousands of square feet of office space outside Manhattan, filling buildings in New Jersey, Connecticut, Westchester County and on Long Island."

If this trend continues it will be a great opportunity for Long Island to attract more high skill, high paying jobs. Apparently, Long Island is a bargain for the right type of companies. Perhaps there is a way to work with companies relocating to Long Island to address the issues of housing, energy and transportation in a coordinated, comprehensive manner.  The dynamic method we describe in Long Island 3.0 could create the right structure for even greater positive change.

Stony Brook continues to keep Long Island in the forefront of technology and business growth. We must find ways to replicate their model all across Long Island and to tie it all into a dynamic engine for job growth and institutional change.

 Who knows what we can accomplish if we work together? 

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