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Press Release: LIA Demographic Institute


Press Release

Melville, NY
June 2, 2014
Matthew Cohen 631-493-3002


            The Long Island Association is establishing a new institute for Long Island demographics, which will be led by LIA Chief Economist Dr. John Rizzo who is also a demography and economics professor at Stony Brook University. The LIA Institute for Long Island Demographics will be based at the LIA's office in Melville and will also be supported by graduate research students and outside consultants.

            One of the foremost priorities of the LIA is to respond to the challenges presented by our region's changing demographics. All data demonstrates that we are getting older and losing our younger generation, and thus confronting those changes may be the single greatest issue facing the future economic viability of Long Island. The LIA is prepared to pick up what the Long Island Regional Planning Council used to do for our region and become the clearinghouse for US Census data. The Institute will analyze those changing demographics and share the analysis with business and government leaders on how best to plan and respond to those changes.

"We need to start growing again and the LIA intends to educate and mobilize our region to get Long Island moving in that direction," said Kevin Law, President & CEO of the Long Island Association. "People need to understand that our changing population impacts our schools, colleges, businesses and our housing market. We need to make sure America's first suburb is able to adapt to those changes and plan for our future."

To view the LIA's 2014 Priorities and Initiatives, click here.

The Long Island Association (LIA) is one of the largest business organizations in New York State and the leading business organization on Long Island. The LIA's membership is comprised of small and large businesses, technology and manufacturing companies, universities, financial service firms, banks, credit unions, hospitals, media companies, real estate companies and sole proprietors which together employ more than one half of Long Island's workforce. Our mission is to lead the region's economic development and bring together disparate factions within the community to forge regional solutions for Long Island.