The Mission of the Long Island Association is to lead and unify the region in order to enhance, strengthen and protect Long Island as a premier place to live, work and play. The LIA shall advocate for policies, programs and projects that create jobs, spur private investment, reduce the federal, state and local tax burden, improve access to and from New York City and improve the overall business climate in our region. We will support economic development, workforce housing, greater state support for education, public safety, clean reliable energy, workforce training and retention, environmental protection, technology and infrastructure investments, and our not-for-profit organizations as well as opportunities for growth, equality and diversity in our region.
Why join the Long Island Association (LIA)? As our region's leading business organization and one of the most well-respected in New York State, the LIA offers members an array of services, programs and opportunities that provide a solid value for your membership dollar.
The LIA's membership is comprised of small and large businesses, technology and manufacturing companies, colleges and universities, real estate and financial service firms, banks, credit unions, hospitals and media companies. Get access to:
Enjoy the many advantages of being part of such a large and influential organization:
Our major annual events attract thousands of Long Island’s business leaders. The LIA welcomes former Presidents, Vice Presidents, national and international leaders and sports superstars to discuss the important issues of the day. Past speakers include:
The LIA has a number of priorities, projects and initiatives to grow the economy and improve the quality of life on Long Island as our region is confronted with challenging demographics. We focus on actions that will support growth and improve the business climate for our region. Click here to view the complete Long Island Association Federal, State and Local Priorities and Initiatives for 2020.
The LIA is proud to shape the agenda for Long Island's future. This effort is spearheaded by the organization's six strategic committees which all LIA members can participate in:
Other Key LIA Initiatives
As a non-profit and non-partisan organization, the LIA seeks to make Long Island a better place and a more business-friendly region by confronting issues like property and income taxes, regulations, housing, energy, transportation, healthcare, economic development and job creation. We make our voice heard in Albany, Washington DC and locally too.
The LIA is led by an independent Board of Directors, which represents many of the major businesses (both large and small) on Long Island.