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Economic Development

Thank you for visiting the website and taking the time to learn what so many others have realized- that Brookhaven has become the only stop when starting, expanding or relocating your business.

Brookhaven has over 1,500 acres of ready to build prime industrial sites including over eight industrial parks zoned L-1, which is home to Stony Brook Technology Center and our 235 acres Research and Design park in Shirley.  Our industrial parks, with their campus like settings, are located on or near main thoroughfares such as the Long Island Expressway and Sunrise Highway; most facilities/sites are equipped with sewage connections, water and electric.

Brookhaven also offers special tax incentives to its businesses through the Excelsior program.  In addition, businesses could benefit from the Industrial Development Agency which offers real property tax abatements, mortgage recording tax exemptions and full sales tax exemptions and much more!

The goal of Economic Development is to build the Town of Brookhaven as the home to many businesses, its' owner and workforce.  Help us keep your family and business affordable and in its rightful place on Long Island!

Let's not forget the highly skilled and educated workforce available.  Brookhaven is home to Stony Brook University, one of the most prestigious state institutions in the nation and the world renowned Brookhaven National Laboratory. Click here to visit the Suffolk Federal Credit Union Small Business Center Resource.

If you would like to contact our office, please call Lisa Mulligan, Director of Economic Development, (631) 451 - 6563, fill our the online contact form below, or write to Economic Development, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738.

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Brookhaven CARES...about your business!

creation, Attraction, Retention, Expansion, Startup


Click here for a list of the latest SCORE workshops.

The purpose of this organization is to strengthen the U.S. small business community through its experienced volunteer SCORE members, who provide high quality technical and managerial counseling, guidance to prospective and existing small business owners and nonprofit organizations on the handling of business problems.  The SCORE program concentrates on the individual business owner or manager.  SCORE members shall advise their clients to take a balanced approach to management and to enhance the potential for the success of their business through quality education and counseling on specific problems in areas such as;  finance, personnel, marketing, production, merchandising, etc., and also to urge when desirable, that they seek sound advice and useful relationships with other professional business specialists and associates.

The SCORE Association (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education, and the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the Small Business Administration (SBA). SCORE Association volunteers serve as "Counselors to America's Small Business." Working and retired executives and business owners donate their time and expertise as volunteer business counselors, and provide confidential counseling and mentoring free of charge.

The Town of Brookhaven SCORE Chapter meets every Friday from 10:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. in the Town of Brookhaven’s Division of Economic Development, located at, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738.  For more information, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with the SCORE Counselors, please contact, (631) 451-6563

Link to SCORE national  for excellent small business resources at



Brookhaven CARES...about your business!

creation, Attraction, Retention, Expansion, Startup

Small Business Development Center

We Provide Entrepreneurs with Free Business Counseling.

In these times when everything costs more, and there are fewer dollars to pay for it, the SBDC steps up with solutions.

The SBDC provides L.I.’s small businesses with

  • Help with building their Business Plans
  • Professional Cash Flow analysis
  • Continuing education through Workshops and meetings
  • Marketing and advertising guidance
  • Market research findings including industry trends
  • Referrals to lenders who provide financing—always giving the right-of-first-refusal to the bank of origin

The SBDC wants to make the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County a fertile environment for small business growth. To learn more about the SBDC, visit their website at To learn more about the SBDC, visit their website En Espanol at




Brookhaven CARES...about your business!

creation, Attraction, Retention, Expansion, Startup

BBAC Logo Click here to view the Brookhaven
Business Advisory Council website.

The Council’s key function is to assist Town government by disseminating information to and from the small business communities.  They also help to compile information on small business in Brookhaven Town, and develop and implements public information programs to educate the small business community regarding outreach programs and assistance available to them.

The Brookhaven Business Advisory Council (BBAC), serves as the small business liaison to the Supervisor and Town Board.  The council is comprised of small business owners and professionals who serve on a volunteer basis.  The BBAC, in conjunction with the Town of Brookhaven has developed a Small Business Primer as a basic tool to answer common small business concerns or questions.

If you would like to obtain a copy of the Small Business Primer, or if you have any questions for the BBAC, please contact the Division of Economic Development at (631) 451-6563.