RONKONKOMA - ? Suffolk County?s two largest towns are joining forces on a major new development project. Brookhaven and Islip are teaming up to re-develop the Ronkonkoma HUB.

The plan calls for the expansion of the MacArthur Airport and a mix of retail and housing to be built on the 50 acres surrounding the Ronkonkoma train station. Officials say the project will create jobs and boost the economy. Lawmakers are still searching for the right developer for the project. Interested companies have until Oct. 28 to submit bids.