Exceptional Talent

Suffolk County’s greatest asset is its people. Our diverse and highly skilled workforce is what drives the success of our companies and the region’s economy. Ensuring a stable pipeline of workers with the skills and knowledge required to sustain the county’s innovation economy are the region’s world-class educational, research, and workforce development institutions.


The Workforce of Suffolk County

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Long Island’s workforce of 1.5 million is greater than that of 21 states.

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19 Colleges

19 colleges enroll 150,000 and graduate 30,000 students annually.

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Top 10%

Suffolk County is in the top 10% of U.S. counties with bachelor degree or higher.

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4,400 Graduates

4,400 STEM graduates annually.

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42 Top Schools

Long Island is home to 42 of the top 100 public schools in New York State.

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15 Nobel Prizes

15 Nobel prizes awarded to affiliates of Cold Spring Harbor and Brookhaven National Laboratories.