Over the past 60 years, research, development, and innovation – on university campuses, in corporate research centers and small business ventures, and at national laboratories – have been among the most significant drivers of economic growth in the United States. Today, as the U.S. looks for new sources of growth while facing major challenges in areas as diverse as health, energy efficiency, climate change, and national security, research and innovation are as vital as ever.
Located in Upton, New York, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory is one of just six multi-program national labs funded by DOE’s Office of Science. Established in 1947, Brookhaven Lab is the only national lab located in the Northeast. It is also one of New York State’s largest centers of scientific research and a major contributor to the growth of Long Island’s technology based economy. At a time when the recovery of the State’s economy depends (perhaps more than ever) on its capacity for innovation, Brookhaven Lab represents a uniquely valuable resource – both as a major science-based enterprise in its own right, and as a source of the scientific discovery and technological innovation on which growth depends.
This report examines Brookhaven Lab’s significant impact on the
economy of Long Island and New York State as a whole, both as a major
science-based enterprise in its own right and through its mission of
research, technology development and deployment and education.
Fiscal Year 2009 financial statistics.
The foundation on which Brookhaven Lab's role as a leading center of scientific research is built is its strength in designing, developing, building, and operating major research facilities.
Brookhaven National Laboratory combines impressive strengths in basic science with the ability to translate its intellectual capital into solutions to some of the nation’s most pressing problems.
In addition to its role as a major research center, Brookhaven National Laboratory supports its scientific mission by helping to prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers.
Brookhaven National Laboratory’s impact on New York State’s (and Long Island’s) economy is likely to be even greater during the next five to 10 years.
in economic impact generated by Brookhaven Lab and its visitors
in goods and services purchased from
New York State companies, including
from Long Island companies
invested in new facilities and renovations
paid to New York State contractors, including
to Long Island contractors
in total funding
living on Long Island
jobs directly supported in construction and related industries in New York State inluding
with Long Island contractors
jobs created throughout New York State
visiting researchers from university, corporate and government institutions, nearly
from New York State
growth in employment from 2006 to 2009