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

Sunday, May 24, 2015

LIA Economic Reports


Recent economic news is again mixed, but the leading and lagging sectors appear to have switched. The labor market, which had been leading the economy, has performed unevenly. READ MORE


News on the performance of the US economy has been decidedly mixed in recent weeks. Despite signs of continued strength in the labor market and growth in personal income, consumer spending remains sluggish. READ MORE


The Long Island Association's Priorities and Initiatives for 2015 include the critical issues, policies and projects we will advocate for on behalf of the Long Island business community this year. READ MORE


Long Island's Projected Property Tax Rates Over The Next Decade If The Property Tax Cap Is Not Extende READ MORE


Growth in jobs and wages were the bright spots for the US economy in recent weeks. Labor force participation has also increased, suggesting that discouraged workers view hiring prospects more favorably now. READ MORE


Recent economic news has been mixed. On the downside, retail sales disappointed in December and average hourly earnings fell by 0.2 percent. Orders for durable goods declined sharply in December as well. READ MORE