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Bellone vows to build 'innovation economy'

Photo credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara | Steve Bellone speaks to supporters. (Nov. 8, 2011)
Nov
21
2011

The slow-moving county permitting process poses a significant roadblock to economic growth in Suffolk, delaying construction projects and hampering job creation, business leaders told County Executive-elect Steve Bellone Monday.

About 40 people -- representing local companies and trade groups -- attended a Melville forum hosted by Bellone and the Long Island Association.| read more ››

Bellone Invites all Suffolk Residents to Serve on Transition Team

Nov
17
2011

Names Calcaterra, Martinez Co-Transition Directors; Announces Meetings on Economy and Diversity

Hauppauge - Suffolk County Executive-elect Steve Bellone today invited all Suffolk County residents to serve on his transition team as he announced his process to ensure he can hit the ground running when he takes office on January 1. All Suffolk County residents can share their ideas and get updates through Bellone’s new transition website, www.suffolkcountyworksforyou.com.

“Travelling our county, I understand that most good ideas come from outside government,” Bellone said. “That is why I want each and every Suffolk County resident to serve on my transition team. I welcome your ideas to help me do more with less and make our county an economic powerhouse.”

Bellone named...| read more ››

Rebuilding Suffolk's Economy

Steve Bellone and Suffolk County Legislators
Jun
13
2012

County Executive Bellone was joined by legislators and the Long Island Contractors Association (LICA) at the signing of the approval for $32 million in capital projects to be commenced in Suffolk County in 2012.

The sixteen projects, inclusive of four emergency bridge repairs, serve to improve Suffolk County’s infrastructure and are expected to create more than 300 jobs within the next year.

The projects include repairs and improvements of bridges, energy efficiency and conservation projects at county facilities, repair and resurfacing of county roadways, roadway drainage improvements, elevator system improvements and upgrades at county facilities, exterior structural improvements and replacement of traffic signals.
“The infrastructure projects approved today will create jobs, contribute to the quality of life of...| read more ››

Steve Bellone Meets With Smithtown Democrats

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone
Apr
12
2011

Over one hundred people showed up at a breakfast hosted by the Smithtown Democratic Committee on Sunday morning. The breakfast, held at the IBEW building on Motor Parkway, was attended by many elected officials but the real draw was the guest of honor Babylon Town Supervisor and soon to be the official Democratic candidate for Suffolk County Executive - Steve Bellone.| read more ››

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