Officials, Business Community, Unite to Promote Opportunities for Overseas Firms

Director of Economic Development William Mannix at podium with Elected officials representing Nassau and Suffolk Counties

Elected officials representing Nassau and Suffolk Counties came together with members of the business community and the Association for a Better Long Island (ABLI) this week, to announce the creation of a public-private task force, whose mission it is to identify London based corporations seeking a “safe-haven” in the New York metropolitan area in the aftermath of the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union (Brexit).

Pictured left to right are:  Jack O’Connor, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank; Laureen Harris, President of the ABLI; Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano; William Mannix, Executive Director, Town of Islip Industrial Development Agency; Hempstead Town Supervisor Tony Santino; Babylon Town Councilman Tony Martinez; Theresa Ward, Chief Deputy Commissioner for Suffolk County’s Department of Economic Development & Planning & a past ABLI President; Ed Blumenfeld, BDG, and Bennett Rechler, We’re Group and ABLI Executive Board Member.