Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with Governor Andrew Cuomo in touring the Broad Hollow Bioscience Park at Farmingdale State College. Senator Fuschillo and Governor Cuomo visited the park as part of an economic development tour.
The Broad Hollow Bioscience Park (BHBP) is a biotechnology research park developed on the campus of Farmingdale State College in conjunction with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, which is widely known as one of the premiere research institutions on genetics in the world. BHBP was created under a law authored by Senator Fuschillo in 1999 and opened its doors in 2000. BHBP expanded the building in 2002 and opened a second building in April 2008.
To help create and retain jobs for Long Islanders, Senator Fuschillo authored a law, which Governor Cuomo signed last April, allowing Farmingdale State College to enter into lease agreements to further expand BHBP. The expanded BHBP is expected to create a total of 787 direct and indirect jobs, as well as create new educational opportunities for students in Farmingdale State College’s bioscience program, which has grown from 30 students to nearly 300 students in eight years.
Senator Fuschillo (right) is pictured with Governor Cuomo (left) on their tour of the Broad Hollow Bioscience Park.