Suffolk County is known for its innovation economy, and the LaunchPad’s mission in providing a space that nurtures and supports innovative companies made it a perfect project for the Suffolk IDA to support. The Suffolk IDA played a pivotal role in providing financial support, but also in ways that helped add credibility to LaunchPad Huntington, such as attracting corporate and educational sponsorships. The Suffolk IDA was able to help LaunchPad Huntington secure a long-term lease by working with the landlord of the property, an absolute requirement for establishing a facility such as LaunchPad
Phil Rugile, Director of LaunchPad Huntington, noted that the Suffolk County IDA was an essential component in making LaunchPad Huntington possible.
It was not only the financial assistance, it was the encouragement, the networking they provided us with, the counseling in bringing this vision to fruition, that has made this a partnership that is continually helping us to grow this concept on Long Island.
Just as the Suffolk IDA has helped LaunchPad and thousands of other companies grow and prosper in Suffolk County, it can do the same for your company. The IDA will bring together all the key players, discuss financial incentives, network you with workforce training and recruitment resources, and be a partner to your company, every step of the way.