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  • The LIA Research Institute has been examining our region’s changing demographics for the last several years. Prior reports looked at diversity statistics, poverty rates, millennials population and the region’s shrinking middle class. This report focuses on birth rates. 

  • 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.
  • On May 17th, the LIA held its annual black-tie Gala. More than 800 business leaders attended, including special guest Governor Andrew Cuomo. After receiving the Champion for Long Island award from LIA President & CEO Kevin Law, the Governor announced $72 million for three transformative Long Island projects that the LIA had advocated for; including $30 million to support the creation of a Neuroscience Research Complex at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, $30 million to fund the Center for Bioelectronic Medicine at the Feinstein Institute and $12 million to build the first Veterinary College in the New York Metropolitan Area, located at Long Island University.

    The LIA’s Medal of Honor was awarded to Robert Coughlan, James Coughlan and Tritec Real Estate; the Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award for Community Service was given to Carolyn Mazzenga and Marcum LLP; and the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Desmond Ryan.

  • 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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