Islip is Business Friendly

It isn’t by chance that so many companies, large and small, have chosen to put down roots in Islip. In fact, we work pretty hard at making it happen. Nor is it by accident that we’ve been able to create a thriving environment for business while maintaining the traditional charm and vitality of our neighborhoods and communities. It takes planning, commitment, and an overarching desire to build a town that is economically strong and open to the growth of commerce.

Solid Fundamentals

The Town of Islip has received the Frank C. Moore Award as the best-run town in New York State, and the quality of our innovative, affordable housing programs has been recognized by both New York State and the Federal government. An independent research study conducted by KPMG Peat Marwick and Hofstra University found Islip to be the most efficient business friendly town on Long Island. Major financial institutions, such as Moody's, Standard & Poor's, and Fitch Ratings recognize Islip for its “sound and prudent management practices.” In upgrading the Town’s bond rating, Moody's cited Islip’s “substantial financial flexibility, conservative budgeting and steadily growing revenue base.” Fiscal responsibility, as reflected in our high bond ratings, means businesses that locate in Islip can count on growing in a stable tax environment.

Economic Development Services

The quality of Islip’s economic development programs has been recognized at the local, state, and federal levels, and our marketing efforts have garnered numerous regional and national awards. We consistently lead the Long Island region when it comes to business activity, as measured by our Industrial Development deals, SBA 504 loans, or New York State Job Development Authority Loans. Islip’s focus on helping our local businesses prosper goes deeper than financial and tax incentive programs. Whether it’s helping in site selection, cutting through red tape, or finding innovative ways to meet their specific needs, businesses that chose to settle in Islip soon learn that we take a proactive approach to seeing them succeed. If your business wants to locate or expand in a stable community that offers an outstanding quality of life and the support to help you grow, then it’s time you took a closer look at Islip.