With its proximity to NYC, strong workforce, and cultural treasures, Islip has it all!

When you set up your business in Islip, you become part of a strong, business-friendly community that is close to the city, closer to the beach and powered by its people. Here are just a few reasons why the Town of Islip is a great location for businesses…and for families.

Proximity to MacArthur Airport
Islip’s Long Island MacArthur Airport is conveniently located in Ronkonkoma and offers regular direct flights to major cities like Philadelphia, Orlando, Baltimore and more. It also boasts extremely high rates of on-time flights as well as smaller crowds than nearby airports.

Easy Access to New York City
Islip is extremely well connected to the New York Metro area, which means you’re also connected to the rest of the country. Whether you prefer to travel by car or public transit, Islip has an easy and affordable option for you:
•    By Car: Drive to the city via Interstate 495 (a.k.a. the Long Island Expressway) or the Northern State or Southern State Parkways.
•    By Train: Get 24/7 service to the New York metro area via the Long Island Railroad.
•    By Bus: Take advantage of Islip’s extensive bus system, with local and national service.

Rail Freight
Islip has excellent rail freight capabilities. Located in Brentwood, right off I-495, Islip’s freight site allows for easy handling, truck access, and rail-to-truck transfer operations.

Workforce Development
With Islip’s proximity to top-notch universities and renowned vocational schools, you have a talented, affluent and highly educated workforce to draw from, proficient in the fields of financial, scientific and technical services. And with a population larger than Pittsburgh and St. Louis, Islip is big, both on talent and in number.

Recreation & Seaside Life
Beachside living is central to life in Islip, with local beaches in every hamlet and the world-famous Fire Island just a quick ferry ride away. Islip also offers a vast array of recreational activities and facilities, with nine public and private golf courses, 106 parks, 86 playgrounds, 1,500 boat berths, as well as our state-of-the-art Bethpage Ballpark, home of the Long Island Ducks!



To the south, you’ll find Islip nestled against Long Island’s Great South Bay, with easy access to the barrier islands and some of America’s most beautiful beaches. In the north, Islip is home to the Hauppauge Industrial Park, one of America’s largest, and the busy Route 454 corridor that serves both the Bohemia industrial area and Islip’s Foreign Trade Zone. We’re easily accessed via Interstate 495 and the Southern State Parkway, two branches of the Long Island Railroad, and Long Island MacArthur Airport, one of the nation’s top regional airports. It all adds up to making Islip not just a good place to live, but a great place to do business as well.


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