What’s the next step to make the ‘Blue Economy’ a reality?

Stay up-to-date on the latest developments related to nextLI’s research project “A Blue Economy for Long Island.”

HR&A Advisors, 4/18/23Long Island's Emergent Blue Economy

Long Island has nearly 1,200 miles of coastline. What if our waters could generate more than 100,000 jobs and more than $32 billion of annual economic output?

James Madore, 4/19/23Ocean-based industries could create 60,000 jobs by 2051, report says

Commercial and research activities tied to the ocean — such as boating, tourism, ferries, fishing and wind farms — could create as many as 60,000 jobs on Long Island by 2051, according to a new report.

Newsday's Editorial Board, 4/30/23It's time to push LI's 'blue economy'

Long Island must act quickly and carefully. We’ve been here before, where a new industry presents excitement and promise only to lose momentum — like the region’s attempted forays into pharmaceuticals and life sciences. That can’t happen this time. There’s too much potential in our oceans, coastlines and waterways to let this dream run aground.

Long Island AssociationEast End Business Support Program

In April 2023, the LIA launched a new program to support the growth of businesses on the East End of Long Island. On April 20, 2023 at Atlantis & Events in Riverhead, the LIA announced the new East End Business Support Program to extend its network of resources to companies operating in these Towns.

Mark Harrington, 5/4/23Offshore wind developers offer $25M in fisheries, wildlife research grants

The developers of two offshore wind farms set to serve Long Island and the state customers announced $25 million in grants to fund wildlife and fisheries research for the region as their projects move closer to construction and production.