Brookhaven National Laboratory is managed by Brookhaven Science Associates – a limited liability company founded by the Research Foundation of the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, the largest academic user of Lab facilities, and Battelle Memorial Institute, a nonprofit, applied science and technology organization – under a contract with DOE.
• Brookhaven Lab’s funding in fiscal year 2009 totaled $573 million – about 96 percent of which came from the Department of Energy and other federal agencies.
• As of September 2009, Brookhaven Lab employed 2,893 people – 94 percent of whom worked full time, and more than 98 percent of whom live on Long Island. The Lab’s payroll for FY 2009 totaled $250 million.
• Between September 2006 and September 2009 – a period during which payroll employment declined both on Long Island and in New York State – employment at Brookhaven Lab grew by 12 percent.
• In FY 2009, Brookhaven Lab spent $212 million on purchases of goods and services (other than construction). Of this total, $75.2 million was spent on purchases of goods and services from New York State companies, including $62.7 million in purchasing from Long Island companies. This spending directly supported about 295 full-time-equivalent jobs throughout New York State – including about 255 FTE jobs with vendors and contractors on Long Island.
• In FY 2009, Brookhaven Lab invested $74.7 million in construction of new facilities and renovation of existing ones. Of this total, $45.1 million was paid to New York State contractors, including $34.9 million paid to contractors based on Long Island. We estimate that this spending directly supported 314 FTE jobs in construction and related industries throughout New York State, including 238 FTE jobs with Long Island contractors.
• Through the “multiplier effect,” Brookhaven Lab’s spending on payroll, purchasing, and construction in FY 2009 indirectly generated $324 million in additional economic output and approximately 1,822 FTE jobs throughout New York State – including $290 million in output and 1,660 FTE jobs on Long Island.
• In fiscal year 2009, state and local personal income taxes withheld from the salaries of Lab employees, along with unemployment insurance taxes, totaled more than $13.5 million. The Laboratory also distributed more than $1 million in payments in lieu of taxes and other fees to local governments.
• Appleseed estimates that off-site spending by visitors to Brookhaven Lab in 2009 directly and indirectly accounted for about $9.5 million in economic output and 97 FTE jobs on Long Island.
• Appleseed estimates that, in total, the direct, indirect, and induced impact of spending by Brookhaven Lab and by its visitors in FY 2009 generated approximately:
• $647 million in economic output and 5,190 FTE jobs on Long Island; and • $704 million and 5,400 jobs throughout New York State.
• By FY 2014, Brookhaven National Laboratory expects its employment to grow to 3,350 – an increase of nearly 16 percent.
• Between FY 2010 and FY 2014, Brookhaven Lab plans to invest $1.047 billion in construction of new and renovation of existing facilities. During the same period, the Lab will also spend $1.113 billion on purchases of goods and services.
• Taking into account the projected increases in spending on payroll, purchasing and construction – and assuming current levels of visitor spending – it is estimated that between 2010 and 2014, Brookhaven Lab will, on an average annual basis, generate approximately:
• $849 million in economic output and 6,531 FTE jobs on Long Island; and
• $947 million in economic output and 7,092 FTE jobs throughout New York State, including Long Island.
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