Issues and events that shape Long Island's economic and legislative landscape.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Economic Development Updates


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


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


Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) launched the agency's first ever website at 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


"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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


U.S. job growth continues to be disappointing. However, April manufacturing activity grew at the fastest pace in almost a year. READ MORE


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


There are indications that the U.S. economy slowed at the end of the first quarter. First quarter GDP grew at an annual rate of only 2.2% as compared with growth of 3.0% during the fourth quarter of 2011. READ MORE


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


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


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


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


The foundations for broader U.S. economic growth are beginning to take shape. Recent signs of economic strength included a surge in consumer confidence, growing strength in the service sector, strong corporate profits and a rising stock market. READ MORE


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


Support of the Long Island Association (LIA) for timely passage of a 2012-2013 budget that controls spending and adopts several key economic development priorities. READ MORE


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


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


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


The U.S. economy is continuing to show signs of recovery. The pace of job growth has accelerated, manufacturing activity remains strong and the housing market has shown signs of improvement. READ MORE


Despite signs of faster economic growth, the U.S. economy still faces significant headwinds in the form of a weak housing market, a consumer sector that remains hobbled by debt, and declining government spending. READ MORE


Governor Cuomo's 2012 budget is good news for Long Island. READ MORE


Better economic news was overshadowed by the worsening euro-zone debt crisis, which threatened to spill over into the global economy. READ MORE