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In 1978, a blackout affecting the Hauppauge Industrial Park left tenants without power for three days. Since there was no one to speak on behalf of the tenants in this time of crisis, The Hauppauge Industrial Association was formed. In the over three decades since, HIA-LI has become one of the recognized voices for Long Island business and a powerful force and economic engine for regional development. Today our member companies represent tens of thousands of business professionals across Long Island. We are a steward for the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge, the largest in the Northeast. As we approached the HIA-LI’s 40th Anniversary in 2018, it was appropriate to reflect on the organization’s accomplishments, initiatives, and future goals.  Please click this link to review the HIA-LI 40th Anniversary Report.


  Spearheaded efforts to construct exit into the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge from Northern State Parkway, today used daily by thousands of businesspeople
  Established working partnerships with local, state and federal government officials, as well as with other business organizations on Long Island
  Received state and federal grants for several initiatives and programs
  Worked with the Department of Transportation to obtain needed traffic lights, walking lanes, stop signs, streetlights and bus shelters in the LIIPH
  Created fuel oil buying co-op for HIA-LI member companies
  Started Annual Scholarship Program to help keep kids on Long Island
  Established September 11th Donation Fund for victims’ families
  Raised funds for Suffolk County Police Department COPE medical emergency vehicle for the LIIPH
  Established security patrol in the LIIPH
  Obtained inexpensive electric power for manufacturers through NYPA (New York Power Authority)
  Hosted trade missions for manufacturers to Mexico, China and Brazil
  Received New York State Export Achievement Award from Governor Cuomo (the only Long Island organization to receive this)
  Established Front Line Team to help direct companies to public and private sector resources to help companies grow
  Developed Export Resource Guide and Road Warrior Guide for International Travelers
  Created nation’s first Intergenerational Day Care Center in an Innovation Park
  Opposed LIPA takeover of LILCO
  Met with FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) in Washington, DC regarding electric power issues
  Conducted the largest business food drive on Long Island
  Arranged internships for students at HIA-LI member companies
  Established HIA-LI Lending Library (books, tapes and CDs)
  Partnered with Middle Country Public Library Resource Center to provide business research and lead generation
  Worked with local department of transportation to obtain signs on LI Expressway denoting Innovation Park exit
  Partnered with Brookhaven National Lab to provide business opportunities for HIA-LI members
  Partnered with Smithtown, Islip, Suffolk County, NYS and federal government to receive a transportation grant for improving the road infrastructure of the LIIPH
  Partnered with towns and local ambulance districts to improve emergency response time
  Partnered with towns and Suffolk County Department of Public Works to expand sewer facilities in the Innovation Park
  Partnered with towns, Suffolk County, Stony Brook University and local technology companies to better prepare for continued future growth of internet connectivity and wireless capabilities in the LIIPH
  Conducted the LIIPH sustainability study in partnership with the Suffolk IDA, RPA and James Lima Planning to identify the LIIPH economic impact and strategies for future growth
  Worked with the Town of Smithtown to give input on the development of the overlay district in the LIIPH to allow for mixed use.
  Partnered with the Town of Islip, the Long Island McArthur Airport and Campolo, Middleton and McCormick LLP to administer LIMA studies exploring the added economic impact of increased inbound and out bound flights
  Worked with the Department of Public Works to ensure proper sewerage expansion in the LIIPH
  Disseminated critical information with the SC Covid Task Force during the pandemic
  Partnered with SC to form the SC Health and Safety Initiative for the vulnerable population and the SC Vaccine Distribution Initiative during the pandemic
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