The Long Island Association's mission is to support growth, economic development and infrastructure investments on Long Island in order to create more jobs, more rental housing and better access to and from New York City, and to advocate for tax and regulatory relief and reform, all of which will improve the local economy and strengthen our business community. When you join the LIA, you are becoming part of an organization that supports the viability of the business community and works collaboratively to create jobs and grow the Long Island economy.
By joining the LIA, you will also connect with a vast network of Long Island's small businesses and large companies. We advocate for you in Washington, Albany and locally to create economic opportunities and jobs.
Our members have exclusive access to five strategic committees that provide opportunities to pursue policy goals and network with like-minded companies, as well as governmental and economic updates and reports. The LIA holds events that feature prominent business leaders and government officials, and offers resources to help grow and manage your business, seminars and special opportunities to promote and advertise your business and connect with others through our print and email newsletters, social media pages and other publications created each year. As a member, you will have opportunities to meet government leaders at the local, state and national levels and to keep on top of legislative news. LIA members also benefit from expert economic analyses, monthly economic reports and the LIA Biennial Fact Book that can provide the insights your business needs to effectively compete in this competitive market. We also offer Affinity Programs to offer savings on products and services that may be useful for your business.
When you join the LIA, you can connect with other employers to improve the climate for all our businesses while realizing our region's immense economic potential and supporting our efforts to create an innovation economy.
We are the voice for the business community. Join the Long Island Association and add your voice to ours.
Why join the Long Island Association (LIA)? As our region's leading business organization and one of the most well-respected in New York State, the LIA offers members an array of services, programs and opportunities that provide a solid value for your membership dollar.
The LIA's membership is comprised of small and large businesses, technology and manufacturing companies, colleges and universities, real estate and financial service firms, banks, credit unions, hospitals and media companies. Get access to:
Enjoy the many advantages of being part of such a large and influential organization:
LIA's member companies and individuals attend our major events year after year to keep abreast of national and regional issues. These events attract CEOs, Presidents, and senior level executives of small and large companies.
Every year, we host major events with world leaders to discuss the important issues of the day. Past speakers include:
Sponsoring one of these prestigious events can be an excellent marketing opportunity for your company. It enables you to position yourself in front of thousands of businesses from across Long Island as well as entertain your valued clients and business partners.
Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to profile your company and gain brand exposure.
The LIA has a number of priorities, projects and initiatives to grow the economy and improve the quality of life on Long Island as our region is confronted with challenging demographics. We focus on actions that will support growth and improve the business climate for our region. Click here to view the complete Long Island Association Federal, State and Local Priorities and Initiatives for 2016.
The LIA is proud to shape the agenda for Long Island's future. This effort is spearheaded by the organization's five strategic committees which all LIA members can participate in:
As a non-profit and non-partisan organization, the LIA seeks to make Long Island a better place and a more business-friendly region by confronting issues like property and income taxes, regulations, housing, energy, transportation, healthcare, economic development and job creation. We make our voice heard in Albany, Washington DC and locally too.
The LIA is led by an independent Board of Directors, which represents many of the major businesses (both large and small) on Long Island.
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.