andrew presberg

New era, same mission as golden LIBDC plans ahead

By GREGORY ZELLER // Invention, and reinvention. They are the manifestation of creativity and the heart of innovation. True today, on a Long Island staking a claim as a leading biosciences hub; true a half-century ago, when a unique combination of potato farms and cutting-edge aerospace defined an otherwise sparse suburbia. The current leadership of the Long Island Business Development Council, which turns 50 this year, is a reinvention of sorts – a forward-thinking team…


Brookhaven IDA backs remake of former IRS center

A former Internal Revenue Service office will be converted into nearly 50,000 square feet of industrial spaces, with the Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency’s help. The town IDA has approved an incentives-laden economic-development package for Holtsville Industrial LLC, a real estate firm owned by Lawrence Frisina, owner of Bethpage-based E&F Trucking and Warehouse, and broker Tod Buckvar. Holtsville Industrial will renovate a currently vacant building that, until 2013, served as an IRS call center. The real…


No. 255: Good boardrooms, better breast surgeries, best way to drink Scotch

That’s a wrap: It’s Friday, friends, and the end of another busy week for the Long Island innovation economy. Welcome new readers Betty, Beth and Elizabeth – we assume that’s three people – and please remember to tell your friends all about us. Please also jeer us, revere us and otherwise keep us in the loop at editor@innovateli.com. Remember, it’s your innovation economy – we just chronicle it. Those were the days: It’s Nov. 3,…