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Thursday, April 24, 2014

LIA In The News

12/20/2012


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $738 million has been awarded through Round Two of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative READ MORE

12/20/2012


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the NYPA Board of Trustees has approved a fourth round of ReCharge NY power allocations. READ MORE

12/20/2012


Small Business Administration (SBA) employees and local officials from New Jersey and New York testified on the impact to small businesses of Hurricane Sandy. READ MORE

12/19/2012


BELLONE and MANGANO WELCOME HUD SECRETARY DONOVAN TO LONG ISLAND for TOUR of HURRICANE-IMPACTED COMMUNITIES AND to DISCUSS COMMUNITY-FOCUSED REDEVELOPMENT EFFORTS READ MORE

12/19/2012


State Tax Department Adopting Measures to Cover Late Filings and Provide Support to Businesses READ MORE

12/18/2012


Department Representatives Available to Answer Insurance Questions; Storm Hotline Also Being Staffed to Help Storm Sandy Victims READ MORE

12/14/2012


To keep you informed on the latest news regarding the Long Island Association, below are clips of the most recent media coverage the Long Island Association has received. READ MORE

12/11/2012


The Administrator of the Small Business Administration, Karen Gordon Mills, was joined by Congressman Steve Israel and LIA President Kevin Law at a forum READ MORE

12/07/2012


An Informational Briefing for Long Island Businesses that suffered from Super Storm Sandy READ MORE

12/05/2012


Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today applauded the volunteer efforts of local bankers and accountants as well as college students for donating their time to assist the Nassau County Economic Recovery Task Force in securing aid for businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy. READ MORE

12/04/2012


Senator Dean G. Skelos, leader of the Senate Republican Conference, and Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, leader of the Independent Democratic Conference, today joined together to announce an historic bipartisan partnership to continue the tremendous progress that has been achieved over the past two years i READ MORE

12/04/2012


The U.S. labor market, consumer and housing sectors are continuing to show signs of recovery. However, the looming "fiscal cliff" is increasing the level of uncertainty READ MORE

12/04/2012


The Long Island Association is extremely pleased that Majority Leader Dean Skelos will continue to lead the Senate and remain a key partner with Governor Cuomo READ MORE

12/04/2012


County Executive Steve Bellone and Dr. James Tomarken, Commissioner of the Department of Health Services, announced today that the Department of Health Services will waive application and permit fees and provide an expedited review process for home owners and businesses that are faced with storm-rel READ MORE

12/03/2012


The Long Island Association hosted an Infrastructure Summit to identify items, actions and projects to improve Long Island's infrastructure in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. READ MORE

11/29/2012


Department Representatives Available to Answer Insurance Questions at Sites in Staten Island, Lindenhurst, Breezy Point, Brooklyn and Long Beach READ MORE

11/29/2012


Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano reminds residents that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has opened seven Disaster Recovery Centers for homeowners, renters, and business owners who sustained as a result of Hurricane Sandy. READ MORE

11/27/2012


There are a number of local, county, state, and federal FINANCIAL, TECHNICAL, and EMPLOYEE programs in place in Suffolk County to assist your business in recovering from Super Storm Sandy. READ MORE

11/26/2012


Governor Cuomo annouces a $27 million Federal Grant to put more than 5,000 unemployed New Yorkers to work on Hurricane Sandy clean up READ MORE

11/26/2012


Department representatives available to answer insurance questions at sites in Nassau and Suffolk Counties READ MORE

11/19/2012


To keep you informed on the latest news regarding the Long Island Association, below are clips of the most recent media coverage the Long Island Association has received. READ MORE

11/16/2012


Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that JP Morgan Chase is lending three small business bankers to assist the Nassau County Economic Recovery Task Force. READ MORE

11/16/2012


Commissioner Martens discussed the DEC's response to Hurricane Sandy, environmental protection, and assisting Governor Cuomo's efforts to make New York open for business and promote economic development. READ MORE

11/15/2012


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the formation of three commissions charged with undertaking a comprehensive review and making specific recommendations to overhaul and improve New York State's emergency preparedness READ MORE

11/14/2012


Prestige Employee Administrators, Inc, a world-class Human Resources outsourcing firm that offers support to small and medium sized businesses, has continued to service their clients during Hurricane Sandy. READ MORE

11/14/2012


Both the federal and state governments have made disaster declarations with respect to the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the State of New York. Beginning on October 28, 2012, federal aid may be made available to New York to supplement state and local recovery assistance in the areas affected READ MORE

11/13/2012


Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced an emergency sales tax relief program to ease the costs of reconstructing Suffolk County's small businesses. READ MORE

11/12/2012


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Department of Financial Services disaster hotline will now be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help New Yorkers recovering from Hurricane Sandy. READ MORE

11/10/2012


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New Yorkers who lost their job or income due to Hurricane Sandy now have an extension from December 3, 2012 to February 4, 2013 to apply for federal disaster unemployment assistance (DUA). READ MORE

11/09/2012


There are a number of government, financial and legal resources out there for businesses struggling to recover from Hurricane Sandy. READ MORE

11/09/2012


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the creation of the Empire State Relief Fund, dedicated to assisting the countless New Yorkers whose homes have been damaged or destroyed in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. READ MORE

11/07/2012


Acknowledging that Hurricane Sandy's multibillion dollar economic toll will hamper every facet of recovery while harming the fiscal stability of the region, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced the creation of the Nassau County Economic Recovery Task Force comprised of leaders in READ MORE

11/07/2012


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced extensions provided by the State Liquor Authority and the Department of Environmental Conservation for license renewals and permit applications for businesses in impacted regions of the state. In addition, the state agencies are providing certain waivers for READ MORE

11/07/2012


Beginning on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Suffolk County through its Departments of Economic Development/Planning and Labor will be offering access to computers, printers and fax machines as well as counseling services to those businesses that have suffered damages from Hurricane Sandy READ MORE

11/06/2012


For the first time the presitigious ATHENA Leadership and Young Professional Leadership Awards will be presented on Long Island READ MORE

11/06/2012


With the housing market in recovery mode and consumers beginning to spend more, the economy may have finally entered a "positive feedback loop" in which spending gains lead to employment increases which lead to further spending gains. READ MORE

11/06/2012


To keep you informed on the latest news regarding the Long Island Association, below are clips of the most recent media coverage the Long Island Association has received. READ MORE

11/02/2012


For Hurricane Relief Information READ MORE

11/02/2012


Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that Nassau County is establishing a center dedicated to assisting the reconstruction and recovery efforts of businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy. Financial assistance also may be available for eligible businesses. READ MORE

10/23/2012


To keep you informed on the latest news regarding the Long Island Association, below are clips of the most recent media coverage the Long Island Association has received. READ MORE

10/22/2012


The LIA Financial Services and Tax Policy Committee hosted a panel of experts who spoke to Committee members and addressed the tax policies of the Presidential candidates and their potential effects on the country, Long Island and businesses. READ MORE

10/22/2012


On the heels of the second Presidential debate, and in the midst of one of the closest Presidential races in history, Vice-President Cheney offered his insight on the current political landscape, the legacy of the Bush Presidency, the events of September 11th and the turmoil in the Middle East. READ MORE

10/10/2012


To keep you informed on the latest news regarding the Long Island Association, below are clips of the most recent media coverage the Long Island Association has received. READ MORE

10/05/2012


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today continued the statewide Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Progress Tour on Long Island, where he toured priority projects to see, firsthand, their progress and their economic impact in the region. READ MORE

10/01/2012


The U.S. gained a modest 96,000 payroll jobs in August and the nation''s unemployment rate dipped slightly to 8.1%, only because more "discouraged" workers gave up looking for jobs. This prompted the Federal Reserve to announce QE III, an open-ended attempt to stimulate the economy. READ MORE

10/01/2012


Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) launched the agency's first ever website at www.SuffolkIDA.org. The site will be an important tool in communicating the services the IDA offers to Suffolk's companies and to those looking to call the County home. READ MORE

9/25/2012


To keep you informed on the latest news regarding the Long Island Association, below are clips of the most recent media coverage the Long Island Association has received. READ MORE

9/19/2012


Featured presentations concerning the future of natural gas on Long Island and two current natural gas supply and pipeline projects that are proposed for the region. READ MORE

9/14/2012


Women-owned small businesses are among the fastest growing segments of the economy, but start with eight times less capital than other businesses READ MORE

9/12/2012


A comprehensive guide to business and public sector activity on Long Island READ MORE

9/11/2012


Legislation that will benefit both employers and employees as we continue to improve the business climate on Long Island and throughout New York State. READ MORE

9/11/2012


To keep you informed on the latest news regarding the Long Island Association READ MORE

9/07/2012


There has been some good news in recent months. Employers added the most jobs in five months in July. READ MORE

8/22/2012


To keep you informed on the latest news regarding the Long Island Association READ MORE

8/21/2012


President & CEO Kevin Law made City & State's annual "Influentials" list, which includes the most important and powerful non-elected officials in New York State. READ MORE

8/20/2012


Credits Partnership with NY Empire State Development, Suffolk IDA, Islip IDA, LIPA and NYPA to Save Jobs Declares "Victory for Suffolk's Diverse Workforce" READ MORE

8/20/2012


Accelerate Long Island's Board of Directors announced Brookhaven Town Supervisor Mark Lesko as the first Executive Director of Accelerate Long Island. Lesko will start in mid- September 2012. READ MORE

8/15/2012


Today, Accelerate Long Island's Board of Directors announced Brookhaven Town Supervisor Mark Lesko as the first Executive Director of Accelerate Long Island. Lesko will start in mid- September 2012. READ MORE

8/02/2012


New York State Senator Kemp Hannon, who is Chairman of the Senate Health Committee and an expert in health care issues, addressed the LIA Health, Education and Not-For-Profit Committee READ MORE

8/01/2012


U.S. economic growth is continuing to slow, weighed down by anemic global growth, deepening economic troubles in Europe, waning U.S. business investment and growing consumer caution. READ MORE

7/31/2012


AJC Long Island held it's 2nd Annual Golf Outing on July 16, 2012. During the event LIA President and CEO Kevin Law was honored, along with LIA board member and Verizon Region President New York North West Tracey Edwards. READ MORE

7/26/2012


Work Market, Inc. Agrees to Create 25 New Jobs in Huntington Using Program READ MORE

7/18/2012


To keep you informed on the latest news regarding the Long Island Association READ MORE

7/17/2012


"The Long Island Association applauds the decision to reject what would have been a double digit increase on workers' compensation costs for employers. READ MORE

7/11/2012


To keep you informed on the latest news regarding the Long Island Association READ MORE

7/10/2012


As the United States Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration evaluate the consolidation, replacement and modernization of the control facilities of New York ARTCC in Westbury and New York TRACON in Ronkonkoma, it is critical that the FAA''s controller infrastructure READ MORE

7/10/2012


"President Obama's proposal for a one year extension of the Bush tax cuts for people making less than $250,000 is out of touch with the high cost of living on Long Island READ MORE

7/10/2012


Suffolk County's Deputy County Executive for Economic Development and Commissioner of Economic Development and Planning Joanne Minieri addressed the LIA's Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee. READ MORE

7/06/2012


The United States Department of the Interior and the Federal Aviation Administration are currently evaluating the consolidation, replacement and modernization of the control facilities READ MORE

7/05/2012


U.S. GDP grew at an annual rate of only 1.9% in the first quarter, slower than the 2.2% rate first reported. READ MORE

6/28/2012


Low Cost Power Program will Help to Create and Retain Thousands of Jobs across New York READ MORE

6/28/2012


Regardless of the US Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Health Care Act, health care costs will continue to be a challenge for businesses and health insurance exchanges will now play a more significant role in making health care accessible and more affordable for businesses. READ MORE

6/26/2012


To keep you informed on the latest news regarding the Long Island Association READ MORE

6/25/2012


The Long Island Association held its Annual Awards Gala on May 18, 2012 at the Crest Hollow Country Club honoring individuals and companies who have contributed to making our region a better place to live and work. READ MORE

6/22/2012


New York State's legislative session ended yesterday, June 21st and it was a pretty good year from the business community's perspective. READ MORE

6/21/2012


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State has launched "The New New York Works For Business" ads and website, a campaign to show the nation why New York is the place for businesses to grow, thrive and expand, creating jobs and revenue. READ MORE

6/21/2012


On June 21st, New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) President & CEO Stephen Whitley addressed the LIA's Energy and Environment Committee. The NYISO is at the heart of New York State's electric system, operating the high-voltage transmission network READ MORE

6/19/2012


The Long Island Association opposes the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board's request for an increase of up to 11.5% in the amount businesses pay for injured employees in workers' compensation cases. READ MORE

6/13/2012


The Long Island Association (LIA) supports the New York Aviation Jobs Act, A.4818 (Lupardo) and S.2678 (Larkin), which is critical to New York''s ability to sustain and expand the demonstrated state revenue enhancement and job creating power of the state''s aviation industry. READ MORE

6/13/2012


To keep you informed on the latest news regarding the Long Island Association READ MORE

6/08/2012


The Long Island Association (LlA) is writing in support of several pieces of legislation that should be considered before the end of the legislative session. Approval of these bills would foster economic development and improve the business climate on Long Island and in New York State. READ MORE

6/04/2012


LIA President & CEO Kevin Law, Chairman and President of the Ex-Im Bank Fred P. Hochberg, and Congressman Steve Israel lead a forum on small-business exporting at the LIA headquarters Monday, June 04, 2012. READ MORE

5/31/2012


The New York State Senate passed the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan. The Senate''s comprehensive plan will help create thousands of new private sector jobs READ MORE

5/30/2012


We applaud Majority Leader Skelos and the passage of his New Jobs-NY Job Creation Act READ MORE

5/29/2012


Dear Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Skelos and Speaker Silver: We are writing to reiterate our support for the proposals in the Senate Majority''s New Jobs-NY Job Creation Plan and our continued opposition to Assembly Majority efforts to increase in the minimum wage. READ MORE

5/24/2012


The current law imposes a standard of absolute liability upon contractors and property owners for all "gravity related" injuries. READ MORE

5/23/2012


To keep you informed on the latest news regarding the Long Island Association READ MORE

5/22/2012


Special congratulations to this year's award recipients READ MORE

5/16/2012


Mr. Adams discussed the work of Empire State Development and how it is helping to promote economic development on Long Island READ MORE

5/15/2012


To keep you informed on the latest news regarding the Long Island Association READ MORE

5/15/2012


The Regional Economic Development and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Program (the Program) will award cost-share funding for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and/or carbon abatement projects READ MORE

5/11/2012


Watching out for the interests of Long Island business in Albany, in Washington DC, and at the local level. READ MORE

5/10/2012


We are writing to urge your support for reauthorization of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of the United States, and a simultaneous increase in its lending cap.Ex-ImBank –which is set toexpireon May 31–is a vital resource in helping U.S. companies READ MORE

5/08/2012


MTA Chairman & CEO Joseph Lhota visited the Long Island Association on Tuesday, May 8th in his first official visit to Long Island. READ MORE

5/03/2012


To keep you informed on the latest news regarding the Long Island Association READ MORE

5/02/2012


Separate meetings held to disucss the priorities of the LIA as well as other key issues affecting Long Island''s business community. READ MORE

5/02/2012


LIA President and CEO Kevin Law appeared on the premiere episode WLIW''s "Long Island Business Report", anchored by veteran TV report Jim Paymer. READ MORE

4/26/2012


Bethpage Federal Credit Union sponsored a survey of over 600 Long Island small businesses to assess their attitudes to the health of their business, optimism about the future and plans for expansion, business conditions in the nation and on Long Island, and confidence in local business leadership. READ MORE

4/25/2012


NYPA has approved energy allocations to 422 businesses for a total of 522 megawatts of low-cost hydropower and NYPA-purchased power. READ MORE

4/20/2012


To keep you informed on the latest news regarding the Long Island Association READ MORE

4/19/2012


WE LOOK OUT FOR LONG ISLAND READ MORE

4/18/2012


LIA President & CEO Kevin Law Slams Proposal as Economic Malpractice READ MORE

4/18/2012


New York needs to improve its business climate and remain focused on economic development READ MORE

4/16/2012


The LIA Small Business and Sole Proprietor Committee is partnering with Governor Andrew Cuomo in his statewide Small Business Outreach Initiative. READ MORE

4/12/2012


To keep you informed on the latest news regarding the Long Island Association READ MORE

4/12/2012


"The LIA Health Exchange was created in 1995 by the Long Island business community to address many of the same issues of health insurance choice and access that the State is trying to create and implement. READ MORE

3/29/2012


To keep you informed on the latest news regarding the Long Island Association READ MORE

3/27/2012


Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today nominated Joanne Minieri to serve as his Deputy County Executive for Economic Development and Commissioner of Economic Development and Planning READ MORE

3/27/2012


"I applaud Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Skelos and Senator Fuschillo for securing critical funding to accelerate the LIRR double track from Farmingdale to Ronkonkoma. READ MORE

3/27/2012


"Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Skelos, and Speaker Silver have delivered a good news budget for Long Island READ MORE

3/22/2012


Governor's New Pension Reform Plan Will Save Long Island Nearly $13 Billion Over The Next 30 Years READ MORE

3/21/2012


To keep you informed on the latest news regarding the Long Island Association READ MORE

3/19/2012


On Monday, March 19, 2012, the Long Island Association held a Special Executive Breakfast Meeting featuring William Dudley, President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. READ MORE

3/15/2012


Kevin Law, President & CEO of the Long Island Association: "The LIA has been advocating for pension reform for the last two years READ MORE

3/14/2012


To keep you informed on the latest news regarding the Long Island Association READ MORE

3/13/2012


On Tuesday, March 13, 2012, the Long Island Association held a Special Executive Breakfast Meeting featuring New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. READ MORE

3/07/2012


To keep you informed on the latest news regarding the Long Island Association READ MORE

3/07/2012


An innovative initiative by Governor Cuomo to help prepare young people while providing tax credits to employers READ MORE

2/17/2012


The latest news regarding the Long Island Association READ MORE

2/16/2012


The Long Island Association Announces Major Changes at 2012 Annual Meeting and Luncheon, Touts 2011 Achievements, Plans for 2012 READ MORE

2/10/2012


CEO Kevin S. Law testifies before the Mandate Relief Council READ MORE

1/20/2012


Most recent media clips ranging from LIA's State of the Counties breakfast to Long Island's poverty and housing crisis READ MORE

1/06/2012


Media coverage on Governor Cuomo's State of the State address, health care cutbacks and the effect they will have on small businesses, Long Island's successes in 2011, and the LIA's support for increasing MacArthur Airport's services READ MORE

1/05/2012


Covering mandate relief, the Wind Works 4 Long Island Coalition press conference, the economy''s effect on holiday shoppers and retailers, the LI job market, and the potential future for the Nassau Hub. READ MORE