A Sunny Future for Solar Farms in the Town of Islip

The Town of Islip has recently partnered with Massachusetts-based solar company Agilitas Energy to transform two closed landfills in Holbrook and Hauppauge into green energy solar facilities. It’s a move we believe will generate both clean power and increased income for our taxpayers.

We are thrilled about this “win-win” deal for Islip. Agilitas Energy has leased the underutilized properties for $120,000 a year and expects to generate over seven million kilowatts of electricity annually—enough to power over 5,000 homes. The electricity generated will be sold to PSEG Long Island, providing clean energy for residents, while reducing our carbon footprint.



Islip IDA Announces Aid for Businesses Damaged by Historic Rains

Islip, NY – In a continuing effort to provide assistance to individuals impacted by the record-breaking rain event on August 13, 2014, the Town of Islip Industrial Development Agency recently announced that it will aide businesses that suffered damage from the rains that caused significant flooding. The Islip Town Board – in its capacity as members of the IDA board - voted unanimously in favor of these measures that include exemptions from sales tax relating to repairs, improvements and replacement of equipment damaged from the powerful rains.


A Tasteful Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Castella Imports

This January, local officials from the Town of Islip joined Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of Castella Imports’ new headquarters. And there was good reason to celebrate.

We worked closely with the Mediterranean food and spice company to help orchestrate their move to a 75,000-square-foot facility in the Heartland Business complex in Edgewood. The company will next plan to expand their manufacturing capacity in their existing location in Hauppauge. By making a $2.5 million capital investment in the new Edgewood facility, Castella will receive a series of sales tax exemptions and will add 40 new jobs.




IDA Secures Expansion, Job Creation from Tech Distributor

Islip, N.Y. – The Islip Town Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has reached an agreement with Reiko Wireless that will enable the company to expand their operations, creating dozens of new jobs in the process. Reiko Wireless – which has existing facilities in New York (Brooklyn), California, and Florida – worked with the Islip IDA to purchase a 130,000 sq. foot facility in Central Islip that will be used as an office and distribution center for their many products. The deal includes a 14-year tax abatement, which will allow the company to retain 36 jobs and add another 68.



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