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

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Economic Development Updates

11/01/2014


The US economy continues to grow. Third quarter GDP increased by 3.5 percent, exceeding expectations. READ MORE

10/01/2014


The economy has shown continued signs of strength in the labor market and consumer spending. Jobless claims have remained below 300,000, consistent with a growing labor market. Consumer spending has been robust, with retail sales growing by 0.6 percent in August. READ MORE

8/01/2014


Recent economic news has been encouraging. Second quarter GDP grew by 4 percent, well in excess of expectations. Despite this growth, inflation has ticked up only slightly to 2.1 percent. READ MORE

7/03/2014


"Today's news of very strong jobs growth in June and a decline in the unemployment rate is further evidence that the economy is back on track READ MORE

6/27/2014


Gillibrand, Bishop Push Bipartisan Legislation to Help Launch Innovative Small Businesses, Turn Researchers into Entrepreneurs, Translate Discoveries into Marketable Products, Create High-Tech Jobs on Long Island READ MORE

6/25/2014


The 2014 session of the New York State Legislature ended on Friday, June 20th. Throughout the session, the Long Island Association actively met with top state elected and appointed officials while lobbying for and against programs, policies and legislation to protect the interests of Long Island READ MORE