Brookhaven’s Calabro Airport is Long Island’s leading location for Amazon’s second headquarters, according to a recent poll by Long Island Business News. Asking where Amazon’s second headquarters should be located if built on Long Island, the poll received a majority of votes favoring Brookhaven Airport. The news comes following Brookhaven’s official bid announcement, made by Town Supervisor Ed Romaine last month.
“We are thrilled that Long Island Business News and its readers recognize that Calabro Airport is the ideal Long Island destination for Amazon’s second headquarters,” said Supervisor Romaine. “With more than 500 contiguous acres available for development and located just 50 miles from New York City, Calabro Airport is an ideal entry point for corporate expansion. I urge local and regional decision makers to stand behind our bid, which will ultimately benefit all Long Island residents.”
“We know from Amazon’s RFP that Calabro Airport checks all the boxes and is by far the best location within metro New York. I hope that area leaders will coalesce behind this site as the best option that both Long Island and New York State have to offer,” said Kevin Law, President & CEO of the Long Island Association.
Calabro Airport is currently owned by the Town of Brookhaven, which would allow for seamless transfer of ownership to Amazon. The site is strategically located within the New York Metropolitan Area, which offers a workforce of more than 10 million. The airport provides access to NYS Sunrise Highway, Long Island Expressway, and Brookhaven Rail Terminal and is located within one mile of the proposed relocation of the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) Yaphank Station.
Calabro Airport is also located with 50 miles of three major airports―Long Island MacArthur Airport, LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport―which specialize in domestic and international travel and offer frequent flights to key Amazon locations in Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose and Washington, D.C.