In an economy that is increasingly built on science and technology, Brookhaven National Lab is one of Long Island’s – and New York State’s – leading scientific enterprises. In a recent economic impact report on RHIC, it was stated that RHIC accounts for a significant part of all activity at the Laboratory. In FY12, RHIC’s operating budget of $157 million supported 859 Brookhaven employees – more than 25 percent of the Lab’s employee population.
However, RHIC’s influence on the economy goes beyond the Laboratory; it also impacts the state and local economy. In the report analysts found:
In just twelve years, investments in RHIC have already yielded significant advances in physics and in applied science and technology; they’ve also had a significant impact on the region’s economy. Over the next decade, RHIC’s impact could be even greater.
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