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  • The New York State Legislature adjourned its session last week on June 20th. The majority of the issues that impacted Long Island were addressed in the state budget.

  • The Long Island Association’s Priorities and Initiatives for 2018 include the critical issues, policies and projects we will advocate for on behalf of the Long Island business community this year.

  • To keep you informed on the latest news regarding the LIA, we are providing you with clips of the most recent media coverage the LIA has received.


  • The U.S. economy remained strong overall.The revised first quarter GDP rose by 2 percent, in line with expectations. But second quarter GDP is expected to grow at a much higher rate—from 3 to 5 percent. The labor market continued its strong run as well. However, concerns over tariffs, inflation, and rising interest rates are stagnating the stock market.

  • 2018 Gala
  • LIA Spring Luncheon LIA Spring Luncheon

    On May 15th, the LIA held its Spring Luncheon with the former Director of the FBI, James Comey. With more than 1,100 business and governmental leaders in attendance, LIA President & CEO Kevin Law interviewed Comey for 90 minutes. The conversation touched on a number of interesting and informative topics, including an incident with a home invader in his youth, his time as U.S. Attorney and then Deputy Attorney General, and then through the rest of his career as FBI Director and the implications of the 2016 presidential election.

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  • Governor Andrew Cuomo:
    “Since 1926, the LIA has worked tirelessly to make Long Island a great place to live, work and visit; supporting and stimulating area businesses and improving the quality of life for residents and families. I commend LIA President & CEO Kevin Law, the terrific Board of Directors and your dedicated staff for all the good things you do for the businesses and people of Long Island and New York State.”

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  • It all began back in 1976. Our country was going through a terrible recession. Our local economy was devastated. At the time, our founder Vincent Costello was forced to close his air conditioning and heating contracting business. Looking for a means to support his wife and 10 children, Vinnie stumbled upon a business opportunity, a retail hardware store. 

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