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HIA-LI to Host Panel Highlighting Power of the Hauppauge Industrial Park (HIP)

Executive Event to Share Future Plans for the Park, Ways to Increase Economic Development and Growth on Long Island; Wednesday, April 23, 2014; 8 AM to 10 AM; IBEW, 370 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There's power in the Park! That's the message HIA-LI, the recognized voice for business on Long Island, will deliver as it details the many ways that the Hauppauge Industrial Park has become a major economic engine for Long Island at its annual Hauppauge Industrial Park  Update and executive breakfast event on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 8 AM to 10 AM at IBEW, 370 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY. Attendees will learn about the objectives, progress and status of current projects, which all have the same goal: continued growth for Long Island businesses. This has become a "must attend" annual event for local business leaders and legislators, and is expected to draw a large and diverse crowd, allowing attendees to discover the extraordinary new business opportunities that continue to arise in the region. Registration and additional information can be found at

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"The Hauppauge Industrial Park plays a significant role in our local economy. As we continue to increase business growth on Long Island with projects that benefit companies, employees and the economy, the Park grows in significance," says Terri Alessi-Miceli, President of HIA-LI. "It is time to re-energize local business communities and inspire our members to get the most from new opportunities. We look forward to discussing the most pressing topics, issues and initiatives with our audience."

Top Five Reasons the Park Means Big Business
Long Island business owners and executives can obtain significant traction and growth for their businesses as they learn ways to conduct trade in and around the Hauppauge Industrial Park.

As the upcoming event will detail, new initiatives, including the addition of an overlay district and a sewer expansion project, make the Park an ideal partner to and location for business. Here are the big reasons businesses on and off Long Island are paying attention:

  1. Big Engine. The Hauppauge Industrial Park is widely regarded as a major revenue generator and economic engine for Long Island
  2. Big Employer. It's home to 1,300 companies employing 55,000 people in various industries
  3. Big Park. It's one of largest industrial parks in the nation with 1,400 acres and 14 million sq. ft. of type A office space and light-to-heavy industrial space
  4. Big Pockets. It contributes nearly $20 million in Long Island property tax revenue
  5. Big Plans. It develops and implements projects which will continue to increase growth on Long Island, by adding businesses and producing employment opportunities, ultimately putting money back into the economy

This year's Hauppauge Industrial Park Update panel will be moderated by Jack Kulka, CEO of Kulka Construction with regional business and legislative leaders including Patrick Vecchio, Town of Smithtown Supervisor; Anthony Senft, Town of Islip Councilman; Frank DeRubeis, Planning & Community Development Director for Town of Smithtown; and John Donovan, Chief Engineer, Division of Sanitation, Suffolk County Department of Public Works. Among the invited guests is John M. Kennedy Jr., Suffolk County Legislator.

Event corporate sponsors include: Capital One Bank and PSEG-LI. Additional Sponsors: AVZ, Bridgehampton National Bank, Farrell Fritz, P.C. H2M Architects & Engineers, Local 25 IBEW, National Grid, NECA, NST

Registration and additional information can be found at

About HIA-LI
HIA-LI helps Long Island businesses prosper. For over 30 years, we have been the recognized voice for business on Long Island and a powerful force and economic engine for regional development. We provide a forum for business leaders to network, problem solve and obtain advice on critical issues facing their businesses. Our member companies represent tens of thousands of business professionals. We're headquartered in and support one of the largest industrial parks in the United States. HIA-LI programs and events promote strategic partnerships, targeted networking, and information sharing and business advocacy. Members benefit from our committees, educational programs, career resources, research capabilities, mentoring opportunities and business advisory services. For more information, visit or call 631-543-5355.

Terri Alessi-Miceli, 631-543-5355, [email protected]

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