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Thursday, July 31, 2014

LIA In The News

12/20/2013


The substantial upward revision in third quarter GDP, the highest growth rate in two years, provides further evidence of economic recovery. This growth was driven by strong spending on consumer health care as well as recreation-- two key components of Long Island's economy. READ MORE

12/19/2013


Existing home sales fell sharply last month to their lowest level in almost a year. This contrasts with recent results for new housing starts which were considerably more favorable. READ MORE

12/19/2013


Today's jobless claims figure was the highest in 9 months, substantially exceeding expectations. READ MORE

12/18/2013


The Fed's announcement that it will scale back its stimulus program to $75 billion per month from $85 billion beginning in January 2014 strikes me as premature, given that the economy is still well below capacity READ MORE

12/17/2013


The improvement in US homebuilder's confidence released today is good news for Long Island. Home sales were quite robust on Long Island last month, but the available supply has been tight. READ MORE

12/17/2013


Such low inflation strengthens the case for continued economic stimulus from the Fed, which should prove favorable for continued economic growth on Long Island and elsewhere. READ MORE

12/16/2013


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

12/13/2013


Wholesale prices fell again in November. The 0.1 percent decline in the producer price index (PPI) follows a 0.2 percent decline in the previous month, driven by lower costs for gasoline and gas. READ MORE

12/12/2013


A centerpiece of the Governor's strategy to jumpstart the economy and create jobs, the Regional Councils were put in place in 2011 to redesign the state's approach to economic development from a top-down model to a community-based, performance-driven approach. READ MORE

12/10/2013


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo accepted the final report of the Tax Relief Commission from its co-chairs, former Governor George Pataki and Chairman of the State University of New York Board of Trustees and former State Comptroller H. Carl McCall. READ MORE

12/06/2013


This is the fourth consecutive month of solid employment news. The labor market continues to improve along with the economy overall but these and other recent reports of strong economic performance have raised concern that the Fed will begin tapering its economic stimulus. READ MORE

12/05/2013


GDP rose by 3.6% in the third quarter of 2013, substantially higher than preliminary estimates of 2.8%. READ MORE

12/04/2013


New home sales increased in October 2013 by 25.4% from September, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 444,000. This is the strongest monthly growth rate since May of 1980. READ MORE

12/03/2013


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

12/03/2013


There was encouraging news today from the Commerce Department on US construction spending in October, which rose by 0.8 percent to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of $908.4 billion. READ MORE

12/02/2013


The Institute for Supply Management''s (ISM) manufacturing index increased to 57.3% in November 2013 from 56.4% in October, its highest reading in more than 2 years. READ MORE

12/01/2013


The US economy fared well in the face of the Federal Government shutdown.  Job growth was much better than expected and retail sales and home prices showed strong gains.  READ MORE

12/01/2013


The JDA provides direct loans for the growth of manufacturing and other eligible businesses within New York State by assisting in financing a portion of the cost of acquiring and renovating existing buildings or constructing new buildings READ MORE

12/2013


The December 2013 Empire State Manufacturing Survey indicated that manufacturing activity improved in New York State, but only slightly. READ MORE

11/27/2013


Long Island's unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent in October, 2013, down from 7 percent in October 2012. READ MORE

11/22/2013


Funding Will Expand Capacity of Disaster Recovery Clinic at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University READ MORE

11/22/2013


Claims for unemployment benefits fell by more than expected during the week of November 16, to 323,000. Economists had expected 335,000 jobless claims. READ MORE

11/21/2013


Janet Yellen''s nomination to become the next Chairperson of the Federal Reserve took an important step forward today as the Senate Banking Committee voted 14-8 in her favor. READ MORE

11/20/2013


The Commerce Department reported today that core retail sales, which exclude volatile sales of automobiles, gasoline and building materials, increased at a robust pace of 0.5 percent in October, exceeding economists' consensus expectations of 0.3 percent. READ MORE

11/19/2013


The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index registered at 54 in November, the sixth straight month that that index has exceeded 50. READ MORE

11/18/2013


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

11/15/2013


The Empire State Manufacturing Survey conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York declined somewhat in November 2013. READ MORE

11/14/2013


LIA Members heard from Prendergast on East Side Access, the double track project, and the MTA's various plans and projects for driving economic growth as well as improving service on Long Island. READ MORE

11/14/2013


Recommendations seek to make the tax code simpler, fairer, help reduce burdens for families and businesses, and create economic growth READ MORE

11/13/2013


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for Stony Brook University's Medical and Research Translation (MART) facility, a new 250,000 square foot facility that will focus on cutting edge cancer research, advanced medical imaging, and cancer care. READ MORE

11/11/2013


The Half Hollow Hills school board's decision to close two elementary schools due to declining enrollment could be a disturbing harbinger if we don't start growing again. READ MORE

11/08/2013


The addition of 204,000 jobs in October was substantially above expectations of 125,000. Moreover, the number of hires in August and September was revised upward by 60,000. READ MORE

11/07/2013


The US economy grew at an annual rate of 2.8% in the third quarter of 2013, substantially above expectations of 2% growth. This level exceeded 2nd quarter GDP growth of 2.5% and 1st quarter growth of 1.1%. READ MORE

11/04/2013


The US economy suffered a significant economic setback from the Federal Government shutdown in October, with damage estimates amounting to $24 billion. READ MORE

11/04/2013


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

11/01/2013


Through the efforts of New York State, the Long Beach City Council, and a coalition of officials, the application process for New York State's Sandy Rising small businesses grant program has been modified READ MORE

11/01/2013


Survey results suggest that, despite the Federal Government shutdown, the U.S. manufacturing sector expanded at its fastest pace in 2-1/2 years last month. READ MORE

10/31/2013


The Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy today announced new topics under its Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer program that will help small businesses develop innovative ideas and deliver market-driven solutions. READ MORE

10/30/2013


Improvements Will Save New York State Employers $800 Million Next Year and $300 Million Annually READ MORE

10/29/2013


Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and former Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi faced off for a lively debate earlier this morning at the Crest Hollow Country Club. READ MORE

10/28/2013


The National Association of Realtors' Pending Home Sales Index declined by 5.6% in September from August, and by 1.2% from a year ago. This pattern may reflect higher mortgage rates and rising home prices. READ MORE

10/24/2013


Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation that will spur Economic Development at EPCAL READ MORE

10/24/2013


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $815 million in funding for a series of critical Superstorm Sandy recovery and rebuilding infrastructure projects on Long Island. READ MORE

10/24/2013


Reducing the cost burden of workers' compensation is an important step to creating a better business climate in New York READ MORE

10/24/2013


NuHealth, in addition to being one of Long Island's largest employers, delivers much-needed health care to medically underserved patients in Nassau County READ MORE

10/24/2013


The redevelopment of EPCAL is crucial to the economic future of both Riverhead and all of Long Island, and thus I commend Supervisor Walter and Senator LaValle for their efforts READ MORE

10/22/2013


Jobs growth was a bit weaker than expected, but still enough to lower unemployment slightly. Employers likely held back hiring in light of concerns about the shutdown and possible public default. READ MORE

10/08/2013


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke with more than 1,100 Long Island business and political leaders during an informative discussion with LIA President and CEO Kevin Law on Friday, October 4th at the LIA's Annual Fall Luncheon at the Crest Hollow Country Club. READ MORE

10/08/2013


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

10/03/2013


The US economy has continued to demonstrate modest improvement, particularly in the housing sector. The unemployment rate again fell in August 2013 to 7.3%. However, this largely reflected a decline in labor force participation. READ MORE

10/03/2013


Long Island Association Vice President Matthew Cohen testified earlier today at the statewide public hearing on Reducing and Reforming NYS Taxes To Ease Burden on Taxpayers and Create Jobs. READ MORE

9/30/2013


New York State has created a one-stop-shop designed to help businesses and individuals shop for, and enroll in health insurance coverage. READ MORE

9/25/2013


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

9/24/2013


LIA members heard from the Congressman on Syria, Kenya, Iran and other national security issues, domestic matters such as the Affordable Care Act, debt ceiling and gun control, Superstorm Sandy, his interest in the 2016 Presidential election READ MORE

9/17/2013


101st PGA Championship and 45th Ryder Cup to be played on Bethpage State Park's Black Courses READ MORE

9/17/2013


"Long Island has world class golf facilities that generate significant economic activity of more than a billion dollars and thousands of jobs and thus the PGA's decision to hold READ MORE

9/13/2013


Business Owners Will Be Fined If They Don't Notify Their Employees About the New Health Insurance Marketplace READ MORE

9/11/2013


In honor of those lost and those they left behind. READ MORE

9/10/2013


Largest Statewide Business Event for Minority- and Women-owned Businesses Designed to Provide Government Contracting and Networking Opportunities READ MORE

9/09/2013


Center Will Provide State of the Art Medical Care, Create Jobs and Spur Growth in the Region READ MORE

9/09/2013


Economic performance has been largely positive in the U.S. during the past several months. The unemployment rate fell to a four­-and-­a-­half­-year low of 7.4% in July 2013. READ MORE

9/09/2013


HUD is using Sandy relief funding for ‘Regional Design'' Efforts, but nothing for Nassau has been developed yet READ MORE

9/06/2013


New legislation requires all homeowners receiving a Basic STAR exemption to register with the New York State Tax Department in order to receive the exemption in 2014 and subsequent years. READ MORE

9/05/2013


We are very pleased to announce that the first storm-impacted businesses have been approved for grants through New York State's Small Business Storm Recovery Program and we are ready to assist your constituents with a streamlined application process so they may quickly receive the grants for which READ MORE

9/04/2013


Car Free Day is an international event celebrated every September in which people are encouraged to get around without cars and instead ride a train, bus or bicycle, carpool, walk or telecommute. READ MORE

8/22/2013


Second carrier in 2013 to recognize MacArthur as an opportunity for expansion READ MORE

8/20/2013


Work Market, the leading marketplace businesses rely on to manage freelancers, contractors and consultants has three new positions available READ MORE

8/20/2013


"Long Island MacArthur Airport is an economic engine that that is vital READ MORE

8/19/2013


Strategy will ensure families, small businesses and communities are stronger, more economically competitive and better able to withstand future storms, and serve as a model for communities across the country. READ MORE

8/19/2013


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

8/16/2013


The Long Island Association has chosen Dr. John A. Rizzo, a Professor of Economics at Stony Brook University to be its new Chief Economist. READ MORE

8/16/2013


New Website Fuels Jobs in the Region's Innovation Economy READ MORE

8/15/2013


On Wednesday, August 14th the Long Island Association held its annual event for Long Island's business leaders to discuss ways to improve the business climate for our region READ MORE

8/15/2013


Nassau County received two fantastic proposals to redevelop the Coliseum and unfortunately one of them had to lose but in the end Nassau County residents and all Long Islanders win because we will soon finally have a new state of the art venue for sporting and entertainment events. READ MORE

8/13/2013


Empire State Development, with assistance from the US Small Business Administration, is sponsoring an Export Trade Mission to South Africa & Namibia to help New York State businesses promote their products or services to these markets. READ MORE

8/10/2013


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York National Guard is hosting a "Hire Our Heroes" Job Fair on Wednesday, August 14 at the Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center in Nassau County. READ MORE

7/30/2013


LIA members heard from the Commissioner on the impact of the Affordable Care Act, the implementation of New York State''s exchange and their impact on Long Island''s business community and economy. READ MORE

7/26/2013


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

7/26/2013


The grand opening of Canon's new North American headquarters right here in Melville is a major milestone for Long Island that will result in jobs and significant economic activity. READ MORE

7/25/2013


Town, State and County Officials Celebrate Nonstop Boston Destination With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Airline's New Home READ MORE

7/24/2013


Starting July 25, PenAir will be servicing the Long Island/Boston markets with low cost, same day flights between MacArthur (ISP) and Logan (BOS) Airports. READ MORE

7/18/2013


As a panelist on Governor Cuomo's Building Back Better: NY Rising Storm Recovery Conference, LIA President & CEO Kevin Law said, "With the launch of the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program, the Governor is recognizing that every area READ MORE

7/16/2013


Governor Cuomo announced that Wyandanch Rising broke ground on an active, mixed-use community, as part of the first phase of the major revitalization project in Suffolk County. READ MORE

7/11/2013


President Obama has announced a one year delay in a key requirement of the Affordable Care Act that medium and large companies provide coverage for their workers or face fines. READ MORE

7/01/2013


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

6/26/2013


One has to commend our state leaders, especially Governor Andrew Cuomo and Co-Majority Leader Dean Skelos, for a very solid legislative session. Was everything perfect? READ MORE

6/25/2013


Qualifications to be eligible to receive the credit were recently modified under the Start-Up NY program; manufacturers now need to create 10 new jobs instead of the previously required 25. READ MORE

6/25/2013


Since day one, Governor Cuomo has deployed an aggressive economic development strategy that has redefined the relationship among government, academia and the private sector, leading to new partnerships and regional collaboration that is attracting investment, growing businesses and creating new jobs READ MORE

6/24/2013


Providing LIA members and the Long Island business community with research reports on health care, education and Long Island's not-for-profit sectors, along with her Annual Business Fact Books and coveted monthly economic reports. READ MORE

6/24/2013


With your participation and support this year's Gala was one of our most successful events. READ MORE

6/21/2013


LIA members heard from Commissioner Harvey on the state of our natural assets and their economic impact, as well as updates on rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy READ MORE

6/05/2013


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

5/31/2013


Long Island has received $161.3M in Rounds one and two READ MORE

5/22/2013


LIA members heard Dr. King's views on programs to increase college and career readiness including the Common Core standards, teacher evaluations, the growth of STEM programs READ MORE

5/21/2013


The Long Island Association supports the Senators' agreement on H-1B visas as the innovation economy we are building on Long Island READ MORE

5/20/2013


The Long Island Association's 29th Annual Awards Gala was a huge success. Guests enjoyed a beautiful cocktail reception before the awards program, dinner and dancing. READ MORE

5/20/2013


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

5/17/2013


New York State has recently launched the http://nysandyhelp.ny.gov website to allow business owners such as yourself to apply for financial assistance. READ MORE

5/16/2013


The Long Island Association will hold its 29th Annual Awards Gala tomorrow evening at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Approximately 1,000 of the region's top business leaders will gather for this special event at which three prestigious awards will be presented READ MORE

5/13/2013


We strongly support the federal government's efforts to reform the nation's immigration laws. In particular, we are focused on ensuring that highly-skilled immigrants can legally enter the United States, stay here and help drive the new innovation economy we are building on Long Island READ MORE

5/08/2013


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of New York's largest tourism campaign in decades, committing nearly $60 million to grow the industry, create jobs and attract even more visitors to the Empire State. READ MORE

5/08/2013


I commend Governor Cuomo for hosting the Tourism Summit and for prioritizing tourism which is a $5 billion industry on Long Island and as we rebuild from Superstorm Sandy READ MORE

5/03/2013


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

5/02/2013


Monthly job growth was at its slowest pace since last June. Consumers also pulled back, a sign that higher taxes and anemic job growth have finally dented consumer confidence despite surging home and stock prices. Manufacturing and service activity also slowed. READ MORE

4/30/2013


Trained staff to help sandy victims with applications for federal housing and business recovery aid READ MORE

4/26/2013


Program to fund hard hit localities to develop comprehensive rebuilding plans from the bottom up READ MORE

4/26/2013


$1.7 billion to help communities in Empire State to rebuild from Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Tropical Storm Lee READ MORE

4/26/2013


The Governor's programs to assist homeowners, small businesses, and communities on Long Island will help the region recover and rebuild better than ever. READ MORE

4/25/2013


Gillibrand: "We must equip Long Island businesses with tools to better compete in the global economy" READ MORE

4/25/2013


But it's not too late for businesses to respond! READ MORE

4/17/2013


While we need to reduce government spending and reduce the federal deficit, it shouldn't be done on the backs of Long Islanders who live in a high cost region READ MORE

4/16/2013


Federal Proposal Would Increase Taxes an Average of $4,500/Year on New York Families READ MORE

4/16/2013


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

4/12/2013


We applaud President Obama's commitment to fund Brookhaven National Lab's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider READ MORE

4/12/2013


We commend Governor Cuomo for nominating Thomas Prendergast for Chairman and CEO of the MTA because as the former President of the LIRR READ MORE

4/10/2013


"While we need to reduce government spending and reduce the federal deficit, it shouldn't be done on the backs of Long Islanders who live in a high cost region and who would be inequitably penalized READ MORE

4/03/2013


The U.S. economy seems to have shrugged off the potential impact of sequestration. Employers are adding jobs at a faster pace and consumers are again borrowing and spending. The housing market is also rebounding more rapidly. READ MORE

3/29/2013


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today announced early passage of the 2013-14 Budget. The Enacted Budget continues the state's focus on economic growth through a series of initiatives to create jobs READ MORE

3/26/2013


"We applaud the Governor for striking a fair balance between increasing transparency and accountability for IDA's READ MORE

3/22/2013


Long Island Association Vice President Barbara Legname celebrated her 35th anniversary this week with the organization. As the LIA's longest-tenured staff member, Barbara has worked closely with six different LIA Presidents while running the most successful business events program in the region. READ MORE

3/22/2013


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

3/21/2013


"There is a lot of good news for Long Island businesses and residents in this budget, including reforms to unemployment insurance and workers' comp, tax relief for small businesses, READ MORE

3/20/2013


On January 9, 2013, in his annual State of the State Address, Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed that LIPA should be privatized (sell its T&D system to an investor-owned utility). READ MORE

3/11/2013


Former Vice President Al Gore spoke to more than 1,000 Long Island business leaders on Friday, March 8th at the LIA's Annual Meeting & Luncheon at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. READ MORE

3/06/2013


Just as the U.S. economy is beginning to recover from the most devastating recession since the Great Depression, the March 1st sequester could plunge the nation into another recession. READ MORE

3/01/2013


Small businesses are a critical part of our economy. To help us better understand business conditions, we are partnering with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on a short survey. READ MORE

3/01/2013


Tier 3: Economic and Community Development Assistance READ MORE

2/26/2013


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

2/21/2013


The Long Island Association, which is the leading business organization of the region, urges you to ease restrictions on fluke fishing to provide critical relief to Long Island's recreational fishing community. READ MORE

2/20/2013


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

2/19/2013


Middle-market dealmakers and their advisors on Long Island hold mixed views about the Long Island economy's performance this year, according to survey results issued today by ACG® New York, the area's leading association of dealmaking professionals. READ MORE

2/19/2013


The current law imposes a standard of absolute liability upon contractors and property owners for all "gravity related" injuries. The proposed legislation would replace the absolute liability standard with the fairer comparative negligence standard READ MORE

2/15/2013


Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, in partnership with New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Senator Charles Fuschillo, announced today that representatives of the Department of Financial Services (DFS) will be in Nassau County to help homeowners, renters and business owners with READ MORE

2/14/2013


Governor Cuomo addressed a packed auditorium and laid out plans from his State of the State to create jobs, ensure equal rights for women and boost minimum wage, along with his budget for 2013. READ MORE

2/11/2013


For the third straight year, the Executive Budget shows an unprecedented commitment to fiscal discipline. The proposed budget contains numerous provisions intended to address the critical matters of the state. READ MORE

2/07/2013


The Long Island Association is a strong supporter of Brookhaven National Laboratory. BNL is a world-class research institution that plays a critical role in Long Island's economy. READ MORE

2/07/2013


As our region recovers from the devastation caused by Sandy, it is imperative that while we make the necessary investments in our infrastructure, we must also address the needs of the small business community. READ MORE

2/07/2013


At a time when Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a privatization of LIPA and some elected officials and local residents have called for full municipalization of the utility, it is imperative that the LIA independently evaluates the most appropriate course of action based on rate impacts, service READ MORE

2/07/2013


In 2013, the Long Island Association will continue to advocate for legislation and policies that improve the business climate and promote economic development for our region. READ MORE

2/06/2013


The Long Island Association strongly supports the federal government''s efforts to reform the nation''s immigration laws. READ MORE

2/06/2013


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

2/05/2013


Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos and members of the Senate Republican Conference were joined today by leaders of statewide business organizations to urge Governor Cuomo to remove the proposed extension of the utility tax surcharge from his Executive Budget. READ MORE

2/03/2013


The biggest obstacle facing the U.S. economy is the uncertainty generated by forthcoming negotiations regarding federal revenues and expenditures. Suspension of the U.S. debt ceiling until May, provided that both chambers of Congress agree upon and pass a budget in that time READ MORE

2/01/2013


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that he is making New York State Department of Labor safety and health inspectors available to areas hard hit by Hurricane Sandy to offer affected businesses free on-site safety and health inspections, a service that can save small businesses thousands READ MORE

1/23/2013


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

1/22/2013


"The Long Island Association commends the Governor on a proposed budget that does not increase taxes or fees, continues much needed further investment in our infrastructure, provides for a third round of economic development council funding READ MORE

1/18/2013


On Friday, January 18, 2013 the Suffolk County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission and Institute for Nonviolence held their 23rd Annual Awards Luncheon. Among the honorees were LIA President and CEO Kevin Law READ MORE

1/17/2013


The Long Island Association and the Long Island Builders Institute have established a strategic alliance to enhance the organizations' efforts to spur economic growth, create new jobs and increase the availability and affordability of housing on Long Island. READ MORE

1/15/2013


Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that the Nassau Business Recovery Task Force and the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University have joined to establish a legal clinic that will offer free assistance to local small businesses recovering from the effects of Sandy READ MORE

1/14/2013


On Wednesday, January 9th, Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his 3rd annual State of the State address in Albany. This speech laid out the Governor's agenda for the 2013 legislative session, which also officially began that same day. READ MORE

1/14/2013


The U.S. economy grew faster than previously estimated in the third quarter of last year. Final estimates put third quarter growth at an annualized rate of 3.1%, more than double the second quarter growth rate of 1.3%. However, fourth quarter growth slowed to a crawl READ MORE

1/11/2013


On Friday January 11th, 2013, the Long Island Association held its annual State of the Counties Report. Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone each spoke READ MORE

1/10/2013


Nearly 4 million businesses have received forms for the 2012 Economic Census, the U.S. Government''s official five-year measure of American business and the economy. By law, these businesses must respond by February 12 READ MORE

1/07/2013


Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has had a solid first two years in office. Working with Long Island's Dean Skelos, the Senate majority leader, he has taken steps to control spending, reduce taxes, promote economic development and improve the overall business climate in our state. READ MORE

1/04/2013


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

1/03/2013


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

1/03/2013


In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Long Island should rebuild its infrastructure stronger and smarter. READ MORE

1/03/2013


Mineola, NY – As small businesses continue their struggle to rebuild following devastating losses from Hurricane Sandy, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today urged business owners to utilize the programs and resources that are available to get back on their feet. READ MORE

1/02/2013


The Long Island, New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut metropolitan region is one of the largest economies in the world. This region is the most critical platform for American business and the largest contributor to federal tax revenues. READ MORE