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

Thursday, April 24, 2014

LIA In The News

4/24/2014


"Durable goods orders increased at a strong pace of 2.6% in March. This was the largest gain in four months, and was well in excess of expectations. READ MORE

4/16/2014


"The Commerce Department reported today that housing starts increased in March from February, but fell below expectations and were less than March 2013 starts as well. READ MORE

4/11/2014


Leader in Web-Based Software Solutions for Automotive Retail Expected to Create More Than 350 New Jobs READ MORE

4/08/2014


"Today's economic news revealed that job openings increased in February and the National Federation of Independent Business' Small Business Optimism Index rose in March. READ MORE

4/03/2014


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

4/02/2014


The US economy showed some signs of strength in the past month. Labor market conditions improved, albeit at a modest pace. READ MORE

4/01/2014


A budget agreement was reached over the weekend. READ MORE

3/31/2014


"Citing the continued slack in the labor market, sluggish wages and long term joblessness, READ MORE

3/29/2014


"The budget possesses lots of good news for Long Island businesses as READ MORE

3/27/2014


"Jobless claims fell last week and were below expected levels READ MORE

3/25/2014


"Good economics news today on consumer confidence and the housing market. READ MORE

3/19/2014


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

3/10/2014


investment choice in small and medium-sized enterprises. READ MORE

3/07/2014


Long Island small business executives report their businesses had a good financial year in 2013, citing expansion and increased sales, with anticipated continued growth for 2014. READ MORE

3/05/2014


LIA President & CEO Kevin Law Slams Proposal to revive unfair Commuter Tax READ MORE

3/04/2014


Governor Cuomo and the New York Legislature must reach an agreement on the 2014-2015 State Budget no later than April 1st. The LIA has been closely monitoring and weighing in on the negotiations to ensure that the business community and Long Island will benefit. READ MORE

3/04/2014


Evidence of slower growth in the US economy emerged during the past month. Most notably, 4th quarter 2013 GDP was revised downward from 3.2 percent to 2.4 percent. READ MORE

2/26/2014


Today's report that new home sales attained their highest level in more than 5 years, greatly exceeding expectations, indicates that the economic recovery continues. READ MORE

2/25/2014


The LIA acts as the voice of the business community, encouraging government, at all levels, to do what is right for Long Island. TheLIA's mission is to lead and unify the region in order to strengthen Long Island as a place to live, work, and do business. READ MORE

2/25/2014


LIA Annual Meeting and Luncheon featuring Jeb Bush READ MORE

2/24/2014


The Long Island Association held its 2014 Annual Meeting on Monday, February 24th at the Crest Hollow Country Club READ MORE

2/07/2014


Today's jobs news was mixed.The economy added substantially fewer jobs than expected in January, according to BLS figures. READ MORE

2/06/2014


Today's lower than expected jobless claims and strong fourth quarter productivity growth provide solid evidence that the economic recovery remains intact READ MORE

2/05/2014


Today's ADP report on new private sector jobs added, while slightly below the average expectation, READ MORE

1/31/2014


"The higher than expected rise in consumer spending in December provides further evidence of continued economic growth. READ MORE

1/30/2014


Innovative new program provides small business owners with free, one-on-one assistance from business professionals and successful entrepreneurs to overcome challenges and spur growth READ MORE

1/30/2014


Today's news on GDP growth, which was particularly robust during the last half of 2013 READ MORE

1/28/2014


"Today's unexpected decline in durable goods orders points to potential weakness in manufacturing. READ MORE

1/28/2014


" Consumer confidence about present and future economic conditions both improved in January, while year-over-year home prices rose in November at their fastest rate in more than seven years. READ MORE

1/27/2014


"New home sales were well below expectations in December, which may in part reflect unusually cold weather throughout much of the country. READ MORE

1/23/2014


Today's news on lower-than-expected jobless claims, solid existing home sales, and a modest increase READ MORE

1/23/2014


Statement from LIA Chief Economist on New York's Economic Growth READ MORE

1/22/2014


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today delivered his 2014 Executive Budget address, outlining a disciplined and innovative plan that allows for tax cuts that will create jobs, grow the economy and provide much-needed relief for struggling families. READ MORE

1/21/2014


"The Governor''s budget includes a lot of good news for Long Island and the Long Island Association looks forward to working with him, READ MORE

1/20/2014


The LIA acts as the voice of the business community, encouraging government, at all levels, to do what is right for Long Island. The LIA's mission is to lead and unify the region in order to strengthen Long Island as a place to live, work, and do business. READ MORE

1/17/2014


"Job openings rose to their highest level in more than 5 years and housing starts for 2013 were their highest since 2007. READ MORE

1/16/2014


Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Kevin Law of the Long Island Association READ MORE

1/16/2014


"Today's news of modest declines in jobless claims suggests that the labor market situation may be stabilizing following weak jobs growths in December. READ MORE

1/15/2014


WOODBURY-Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone spoke at the Long Island Association's Annual State of the Counties Breakfast. The Long Island Association (LIA) President Kevin Law warmly welcomed the two County Executives READ MORE

1/15/2014


Long Islanders were more optimistic about their immediate economic well-being in the October-December period than most state residents, according to a new poll. READ MORE

1/15/2014


The sharp increase in the Empire State Manufacturing Survey index of general business conditions reported READ MORE

1/14/2014


"The Long Island Sound sustains key economic opportunities for fishing, tourism and other maritime industries, and thus I commend Senator Schumer and Senator Gillibrand for securing this crucial federal investment to protect the Sound and our economy." READ MORE

1/14/2014


"Today's better-than-expected results for retail sales and business inventories bode well for continued economic recovery READ MORE

1/14/2014


"The Siena Research Institute reports today that Long Island READ MORE

1/14/2014


"The National Federation of Independent Business's small-business optimism index increased in December, READ MORE

1/13/2014


"The Long Island Association was pleased to testify at a hearing organized by the State Senate Majority Coalition in support of policies READ MORE

1/11/2014


"Pearl was a trusted friend and colleague who dedicated her career to the betterment of Long Island. READ MORE

1/10/2014


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

1/10/2014


Today's decline in the unemployment rate despite weak jobs growth reflects a drop in workers seeking jobs. This highlights the fragile nature of the recovery. Given this weak employment news, the Fed may need to rethink tapering its economic stimulus. READ MORE

1/08/2014


TRANSFORMING THE ECONOMY, REPLACING GOVERNMENT DYSFUNCTION WITH RESULTS, PUTTING PEOPLE ABOVE PARTY, AND RESTORING NEW YORK AS NATIONAL PROGRESSIVE LEADER READ MORE

1/08/2014


Today's lower-than-expected jobless claims report provides further evidence of continued economic recovery. But the pace of that recovery remains a gradual one. READ MORE

1/08/2014


The Governor's tax relief proposals will benefit families and businesses on Long Island and throughout the state. READ MORE

1/07/2014


With a re-election campaign looming, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo proposed a range of business and tax breaks, including a two-year property tax freeze for homeowners in municipalities that abide by the state's 2 percent property tax cap and take steps to share or consolidate services. READ MORE

1/07/2014


The Senate''s confirmation of Janet Yellen as Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve bodes well for a smooth transition at the Fed and continued pro-employment, pro-growth stimulus. Any tapering under Yellen''s watch is likely to be measured and gradual so as not to threaten further growth. READ MORE

1/06/2014


State Transformed from $10 Billion Deficit to Projected $2 Billion Surplus Package Continues to Increase Economic Opportunity by Reducing Taxes and Attracting Businesses READ MORE

1/06/2014


The US economy continued to show improvement. The unemployment rate fell to 7.0% in November, while retail sales grew at a robust pace of 0.7%. Consumer confidence is up, and optimism about the job market is at a 5-year high. READ MORE

1/02/2014


Although the latest jobless claims numbers were down overall, seven states -- including New York-- reported increases of more than 1,000 jobless claims. READ MORE