• About Us

  • Mission:

    The Long Island Association's mission is to advocate for policies, programs and projects that benefit Long Island and to support economic development and infrastructure investments on Long Island in order to create jobs, spur private investment, reduce the property tax burden, improve the overall business climate in our region and create better access to and from New York City, all of which will improve the local economy and strengthen our business community.

    The Long Island Association:

    • Actively advocates the interests of, and promotes cooperation among, the business, labor, educational, scientific, technology, not-for profit and civic communities
    • Seeks to create and retain balanced economic opportunities and jobs in a clean, healthy and safe environment
    • As Long Island's Chamber of Commerce, provides valuable services and programs/representation to its membership organizations, particularly the small business community


    Non-profit and non-partisan, the LIA helps businesses succeed so they can create and retain jobs here. It also identifies the issues our entire region faces so Long Island itself can be successful; taxes, housing, energy costs, education, transportation, economic development and many others.

    The LIA acts as the voice of the business community, encouraging government - at all levels - to do what is right for Long Island. Long Island is a great place to live, work and do business, but we need to keep it that way.

    The LIA helped launch:

    • Long Island Better Business Bureau
    • Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau
    • Long Island Housing Partnership, which builds affordable housing
    • LIA Health Alliance, which provided health insurance options for small businesses
    • Long Island Works Coalition, a collaboration with the educational community for workforce development
    • LISTnet, which focuses on the information technology industry
    • Accelerate Long Island, a groundbreaking collaborative initiative that will help unlock the potential of our region's research institutions


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  • Senator Charles Schumer:
    “Since its inception in 1926, the Long Island Association has been dedicated to supporting growth, economic development and infrastructure investments on Long Island. The LIA and its President & CEO Kevin Law are carrying on the organization’s 90 year tradition of influencing public policy at the federal, state and local levels to ensure businesses can start here, stay here and expand here. I would like to applaud the LIA for its commitment in shaping the Long Island economy. I am confident that the LIA and its President & CEO Kevin Law will continue to work for the betterment of our community for many years to come.”

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