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
The LIA brings Long Islanders together to make Long Island a better place... for all of us. The LIA starts with small businesses; as small businesses are the bedrock of Long Island's economy. The LIA also includes many of the Island's largest businesses as well as hospitals, colleges, universities, research laboratories and non-profit organizations.
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