Steven Bellone, County Executive
A highly educated
and motivated workforce
One of the primary reasons companies locate and remain in Suffolk County is the quality of the workforce. With a population larger than many states, Suffolk ranks high among all U.S. counties in terms of educational achievement. Of our adult population:
- Nearly 90% are high school graduates.
- Approximately one-third earned bachelor degrees.
- One in eight hold masters, professional or doctoral degrees.
As far as technology is concerned, the experience of our professional population is as diverse as it is deep. Suffolk’s heritage in aerospace and defense goes back to the 1930s. More recently, wireless and information technologies, microcircuit development, energy research and biotechnology have also become staples of the county’s economy.
With three campuses and 23,000 students, Suffolk County Community College is one of the largest two-year college systems in the country. The county is also home to eight private college and two state university campuses that produce approximately 10,000 graduates every year.
At Suffolk’s five-campus Wilson Technological Center, 16,000 career-oriented teenagers and adults work toward nationally recognized certification and licensing in a broad range of technical disciplines. The county provides additional skills training through our One-Stop Employment Center, developing workers matched to the needs of our economic base.
At any level of skill or education, Suffolk is where you can find the talent your business needs to succeed.