New Jersey, LI compete over company incentives

Here are details on 17 cases in which New Jersey, other states and China competed in recent years with Long Island for companies looking to expand or consolidate operations. In only one case did a company choose New Jersey over Long Island, but the incentives are adding up. The companies are listed in order of their project values, the amount of money the company will be spending on construction, equipment etc.

Estimates of property tax savings offered to companies were not available from the Nassau Industrial Development Agency. The jobs that are listed as created or retained are only those that resulted from the incentives offered. Some of the companies listed have surpassed the number of jobs they promised to create in return for government help, and the average wages listed were those paid at the time the company applied for aid. Data compiled by James T. Madore from the Empire State Development Corp. as well as from industrial development agencies in Nassau and Suffolk counties and the towns of Islip and Babylon.

Read more about the LI-NJ competition here.

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Company Year Project cost Competed against LI Winner Incentives Jobs retained Jobs added Average wages Agencies
Broadridge Financial Solutions / Lake Success / investor documents processor 2012: improvements to manufacturing operations $77,000,000 New Jersey, Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Texas LI: improvements to rented buildings in Brentwood, Edgewood $1, 000, 000 grant; $19, 000, 000 in tax breaks, $6, 000, 000 off power bills from NYS; $2, 300, 000 off power bills from the Long Island Power Authority; $8, 300, 000 reduction in property taxes over 15 years 1906 NA $74, 500 Empire State Development, NY Power Authority, Long Island Power Authority, Suffolk County IDA, Islip
Sysco / Houston / food service 2011: build warehouse to serve clients on LI, in NYC $75,000,000 New Jersey, Connecticut LI: constructed building in Central Islip $2, 500, 000 sales-tax exemption and $4, 700, 000 break on property taxes over 14 years from Islip Town. TOTAL: $7, 200, 000 NA 185 $63, 152 Islip Town IDA
Forest Laboratories / Manhattan / drugmaker 2011: consolidate nine operations in Suffolk County into four; convert factory space to admin and R& $39,327,397 New Jersey, Ohio, Missouri LI: improvements to buildings in Commack, Hauppauge $3, 315, 285 million in tax credits from NYS; $2, 160, 000 in tax breaks from Suffolk County. TOTAL: $5, 475, 285 679 10 $83, 947 Empire State Development, Suffolk County IDA
Karp Associates & Flush Metal Partitions / Maspeth, Queens / maker of metal doors, bathroom stalls 2011-13: bridge project requires move of operation $17,000,000 New Jersey LI: bought building in Melville $100, 000 grant and $345, 000 in tax breaks from NYS; $7, 000, 000 sales-tax exemption, 15-year property tax break from Suffolk County. TOTAL: $7, 445, 000 110 NA $33, 569-$36, 481 Empire State Development, Suffolk County IDA
R-Best Produce Inc. / Bronx / supplier of fruits, vegetables 2012: construct new building $16,600,000 New Jersey LI: moved to Port Washington 15-year property tax break, $100, 000 off the mortgage recording tax, $138, 000 sales-tax exempt from Nassau County 51 12 $45, 000 Nassau County IDA
Nassau Candy Distributors / Hicksville / seller of chocolates, gourmet food 2013: open a regional warehouse to free up space for more manufacturing $14,700,000 New Jersey LI: will use a Hicksville building $124, 740 off the mortgage recording tax, $100, 000 sales-tax exemption and 20-year property tax break from Nassau County 310 NA $36, 400 Nassau County IDA
WAC Lighting Co. / Garden City / maker of energy-efficient lighting 2011: move HQ, open R&D facility $13,000,000 New Jersey, China LI: bought building in Port Washington $100, 000 off the mortgage recording tax, $35, 000 sales-tax exemption, 15-year property tax break from Nassau County 65 228 $79, 814 Nassau County IDA
Designatronics Inc. / New Hyde Park / maker of small motion control components 2013: consolidate four sites in Nassau County into one building $11,250,000 New Jersey LI: bought a building in Hicksville 15-year freeze of property taxes, $172, 500 sales-tax exemption from Nassau County 256 1 $20, 800-$54, 080 Nassau County IDA
Wenner Bakery / Bayport / maker of breads, frozen dough 2013: expand manufacturing operations, reduce costs $10,000,000 New Jersey NJ: move some factory work to New Brunswick, N.J. TOTAL: $30, 300, 000 over 10 years NA 253 $42, 664 NA
The Hain Celestial Group Inc. / Lake Success / maker of natural foods 2012: expanded HQ and new product development laboratory $10,000,000 New Jersey, Colorado LI: rented space in Lake Success $4, 500, 000 from NYS; $850, 000 sales-tax exemption and 16-year freeze of property taxes from Nassau County 250 122 $131, 333 Empire State Development, Nassau County IDA
Widex / U.S. operation in Garden City Park / seller of hearing aids 2011-12: combine two Nassau County offices, two plants in Queens $8,700,000 New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas LI: bought a building in Hauppauge $1, 000, 000 in tax breaks from NYS; $1, 400, 000 million in property tax savings over 15 years, $200, 000 sales tax exemption from Suffolk County. TOTAL: $2, 600, 000 200 50 $37, 154 Empire State Development, Suffolk County IDA
Angion Biomedica Corp. / Farmingdale / drug development 2012: new headquarters and laboratory $8,300,000 New Jersey LI: bought building in Uniondale TOTAL: $850, 000 in tax breaks from NYS 30 20 $90, 000 Empire State Development
Rochem International / Ronkonkoma / ingredients supplier to drugmakers 2013: expand operation; make products locally $5,054,500 New Jersey LI: bought building in Hauppauge $45, 282 sales-tax exemption, $25, 725 off the mortgage recording tax and $264, 396 reduction in property taxes over 10 years from Suffolk County. TOTAL: $335, 403 16 5 $105, 856 Suffolk County IDA
IntraLogic / Massapequa / video surveillance services 2013: move into larger space $3,000,000 New Jersey, Pennsylvania LI: bought building in Massapequa $45, 000 sales-tax exemption, $25, 000 off the mortgage recording tax, 15-year break on property taxes from Nassau County 32 13 $37, 310 Nassau County IDA
Nassau Candy Distributors / Hicksville / seller of chocolates, gourmet food 2011: expansion $2,250,000 New Jersey LI: move work from Canada, open Hicksville warehouse TOTAL: $250, 000 in tax breaks from NYS 33 26 $23, 960-$29, 120 Empire State Development
Wenner Bakery / Bayport / maker of breads, frozen dough 2013: improvements to Ronkonkoma factory; move HQ there $1,000,000 New Jersey LI: moved HQ to rented Ronkonkoma plant; improvements $451, 447 reduction in property taxes over 10 years and $51, 750 sales-tax exemption from Suffolk County. TOTAL: $502, 000 170 NA $35, 882 Suffolk County IDA
Shanker Industries / Lake Success / maker of decorative metal ceiling tiles 2012: consolidate NJ warehouse with LI headquarters $865,000 New Jersey LI: moved to Deer Park building $155, 000 reduction in property taxes over 12 years, $13, 630 off the mortgage recording tax and a $3, 958 sales-tax exemption from Babylon Town. TOTAL: $172, 318 NA 10 $35, 000 Babylon Town IDA
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