Farmingdale State College is critical to the regional economy, providing the education and training for the future workforce and developing the academic curriculum that prepares students to meet industry needs. The college also conducts research in many important areas, producing technologies that create jobs and economic prosperity. According to a February 2009 study –"Fueling the Long Island Economy: The Economic Impact of Farmingdale State College"– conducted by the Long Island Association, the College had a $1.1 billion impact and was responsible for the creation of more than 10,000 jobs. The study was based on industry-specific multipliers from the RIMS II input-output model of the Long Island economy.The model was developed by the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the U.S. Commerce Department.
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Partnerships with industry have propelled Farmingdale into a leading role in economic development. For example, the Small Business Development Center, one of the largest and most productive in New York State, has worked with more than 29,000 businesses, helping them invest in excess of $382 million in the area's economy. Farmingdale State students are engaged in a variety of internship, clinical, and guided research activities. In addition, Farmingdale students are largely recruited from the Long Island region and tend to stay, live, and gain employment on Long Island.