Islip IDA Plants Seeds for Growth with O’Shea Properties


“Economic gardening” isn’t growing money on trees, but for small businesses, it might be the next best thing.

The term actually describes an entrepreneurial “grow your own” approach to developing a local economy from within. And just like in a garden, even the smallest seeds can yield a big harvest. For the Town of Islip IDA, this method is taking root with O’Shea Properties, which recently brought to market an industrial building in Central Islip with 31 units ranging from 1,246 square feet to 1,730 square feet.


Tips for Business Disaster Planning and Recovery

It is no question that we are facing uncertain times for businesses as governmental shutdowns of non-essential industries continue. As a result, the need for businesses to revisit and reevaluate their disaster recovery business continuity plans has never been greater. While it can be difficult to traverse this new landscape, it is important to acknowledge that this will not continue forever, and a firm plan and re-evaluation of resources can give businesses a fair chance at outlasting the current economic situation. In this article, the Town of Islip Office of Economic Development outlines a few tips for businesses’ disaster planning and recovery in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.


Businesses Thrive on a Highly Skilled and Educated Workforce

Long Island boasts some of the top universities, colleges and trade schools in the state. The local campuses of Stony Brook University,  Hofstra University, Adelphi University, SUNY Farmingdale and New York Technical Institute are constantly turning out highly skilled and educated graduates into the workforce.


Biggest Growth Sector on Long Island: Pharma and Nutraceuticals

Nature's Bounty worker in pharmaceutical manufacturing facility

And Some of the Top Companies Are Headquartered in Islip.

Long Island’s largest growing industry sector is pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. It’s no surprise with the highly educated workforce, industrial parks and overall quality of life that many of the top pharma/nutra companies are based in the Town of Islip.