As HIA-LI Board Chairman, Joe Campolo presented the progress on and future of the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge during the Executive Breakfast program at HIA-LI’s Virtual Trade Show on October 7, 2020.
One of the most critical economic development projects on Long Island today, the LI-IPH effort is the result of Campolo’s idea just over four years ago to analyze the economic impact of the Park. Once the staggering numbers behind the Park were revealed, “everyone had to pay attention,” he says. From there, the Suffolk IDA and Regional Plan Association joined with Campolo and HIA-LI to conduct further studies and make recommendations to expand, rebrand, and further develop the Park, now recognized as the anchor of Long Island’s tradable economy. Today, Campolo’s vision has become a roadmap to get things done on Long Island.