The Long Island-based hamlet of Melville may be a relatively small community -- the U.S. Census Bureau reported a population of just over 14,000 residents in 2000 -- but that hasn't stopped it from becoming a center of the corporate world.
Despite its small size and population, this community in the Suffolk County town of Huffington, N.Y., has attracted more than its share of corporate and regional business headquarters.
Melville is already home to such companies as Nikon Corporation, Allion Healthcare, Arrow Electronics and global staffing firm Adecco. But it will soon acquire its largest business resident yet, the new headquarters of photography and printing giant Canon USA.
In 2010, Canon USA broke ground on a new corporate headquarters in Melville. The corporate building will rise on 52 acres of land that once provided a home for a sprawling pumpkin farm.
Melville boasts the perfect location for corporations. It sits near two of the busiest expressways in the country, the Long Island Expressway and the Northern State Parkway. Both roads also serve as major entrances to New York.
There's more to Melville, though, than corporate headquarters. This tight-knit community is also home to an eclectic mix of restaurants, boutique shops and busy community parks. History is important here, too - the old Presbyterian church has been in operation since 1829, even surviving a mile-long move in1977.
History and commerce, not to mention stately homes and an exciting array of shopping and dining options, make Melville a must-see community in Long Island.
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