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. This is so for several reasons:
• During the next five years, Brookhaven Lab expects to invest more than $1 billion in construction of new research facilities and in upgrading existing buildings and infrastructure. This will create new business and employment opportunities in Long Island’s construction industry.
Even more important, it will greatly enhance Brookhaven Lab’s research capabilities. NSLS-II, now under construction on the Laboratory campus, will provide capabilities for the study of materials and physical processes at a level of detail and precision that will be available nowhere else in the world. NSLS-II will make it possible for Brookhaven Lab, its partners, and external users to attract new funding in the life sciences, nanotechnology, energy and many other areas.
• Expansion and improvement of Brookhaven Lab facilities will result in more jobs; the Lab expects employment to increase by 16 percent by 2014.
• Brookhaven Lab has made a strong commitment to increasing its capacity to move from discovery to deployment – through creation of a new directorate for Global and Regional Solutions, and through new initiatives such as the Technology Maturation Program, which provides funds to help researchers bridge the gap between initial development of new technologies and their ability to attract private investment.
• Addressing major challenges such as finding new sources of renewable energy or more effective treatments for crippling diseases increasingly requires collaboration across sectors, across institutions, and across disciplines. With a growing network of New York State collaborators – at universities, in state government, and in industry – Brookhaven Lab is well-positioned to take advantage of this trend.
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