Message from the Commissioner

Welcome and thank you for visiting us at the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning. You’ll discover that Suffolk County, Long Island is a unique and wonderful place to live, start, grow and relocate a business.

In Suffolk you’ll see a way of life that draws on a storied marine and agricultural heritage. You will appreciate a host of recreational venues including world-class beaches, championship golfing and a top-ten wine destination; as well as exceptional shopping, dining and cultural experiences. Experience our moderate climate, diverse and safe neighborhoods, and premier educational institutions.

Working in Suffolk affords you access to world-renowned research facilities, a well-educated and plentiful workforce, and ample supply chain. Getting people and products around is uncomplicated with an extensive transportation network comprised of major roadways, railways, bus system, ferries, national and international airports. All this with New York City only a short drive or train ride away.

Suffolk County offers an innovative business setting and quality of life second to none. We encourage you to contact us so we can answer any of your questions or assist you with a move, expansion plans or even establishing a new startup here.

Thank you for considering Suffolk County. We are looking forward to hearing from you.


Theresa Ward

Commissioner, Economic Development and Planning