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Long Island, September 2010

Business Expansions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
Brookhaven National Laboratory Suffolk 09-02-2010 Brookhaven (Suffolk County) National Laboratory is one of four institutions that will share $5.25 million to develop a superconducting magnet energy storage system to help harness renewable energy. BNL said researchers “plan to use the funds to build a large-scale solar farm to explore its potential in the Northeast.” The lab's share of the funds amounts to about $2M. (Newsday - September 2, 2010)
Eastern Long Island Hospital Suffolk 09-01-2010 Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport (Suffolk County) has joined the e-Health Network System of Long Island, an online data sharing network of regional hospitals, nursing facilities and physician’s offices. The hospital is the second East End hospital to join the regional network, joining Southampton Hospital. Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead will reportedly soon be the third East End hospital to join the network. (LI Business News - September 1, 2010)
Town of Huntington Business Incubator Suffolk 09-29-2010 The Town of Huntington (Suffolk County) is starting an incubator in struggling Huntington Station to help people start or grow small businesses. The town received $450,000 in state, federal, town and private funding for the incubator, set to open in early 2011. The facility will accommodate 6 to 8 small businesses, providing help with planning marketing strategies and starting websites. (Newsday - September 29, 2010)

Business Contractions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
America's Best Bottled Water Suffolk 67 09-01-2010 Hauppauge (Suffolk County) – based America’s Best Bottled Water (DBA Waterboy, Inc.) filed a WARN notice on September 1 advising that the company will close by the end of September and lay off all 67 employees. (WARN - September 1, 2010)
Ross Network, Inc. Nassau 123 09-09-2010 Digital printer Ross Network, Inc. (d/b/a Print International) filed an after the fact WARN notice affecting its employees in New York City and 123 workers in Freeport (Nassau County), who were laid off in mid August. The company is currently in bankruptcy and has reportedly discontinued operations. New York City law firm Outten & Golden filed a suit against the company seeking to recover 60 days wages and benefits for former employees of Ross Network under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act and the NY WARN Act: http://www.outtengolden.com/firm/practice/warnact/#323.

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