Suffolk County’s innovation economy comprises an eclectic array of industries, from pharmaceutical and biotech to software development to e-commerce and even fashion eyewear. In fact, one of the world’s leading design and manufacturing companies in the highly competitive fashion eyewear industry can be found right here in Suffolk County. Marchon Eyewear, one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of eyewear in the world, has made Suffolk County its global headquarters since its founding in 1983.

How Suffolk IDA Helped Marchon

  • Property Tax Abatements
  • Mortgage Tax Exemptions
  • Sales Tax Exemptions
  • Approval in 30 Days
  • Assistance with other Agencies


Marchon’s portfolio includes over 35 trend-setting brands, including Nike, Calvin Klein, Lacoste and Ferragamo. Expansion is a hallmark of Marchon, with 2018 marking the company’s addition of four new brands. Coupled with Marchon’s in-house brands, the eyewear giant currently has over $1 billion in annual revenue.

What they have done for us they have done for hundreds of companies in Suffolk, which is why Suffolk continues to be a thriving place to do business.Claudio Gottardi


Marchon and the Suffolk County IDA have long been partners and worked together on many projects throughout Marchon’s expansive growth. The Suffolk IDA has provided financial assistance, tax incentives, and workforce development. “Our expansion on Long Island—our ability to keep our global headquarters here in Suffolk County while we’ve expanded our international operations and offices around the globe—is in large measure due to the assistance, support and cooperation we have received from the Suffolk IDA throughout our 35 years here in Suffolk,” said Marchon President and CEO Claudio Gottardi.

Whether your company is already based in Suffolk County or you are thinking about moving your operations here, make the Suffolk IDA your first call. We’ll bring all the key players together, discuss financial incentives, help you with workforce training and recruitment and be a partner to you, every step of the way.



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