• Benefits

  • 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? 

    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:

    • Networking opportunities that enable you to connect with potential customers and Long Island's top business executives
    • Major Events that make history–and headlines–and feature some of the world's most influential leaders
    • Affinity Programs where you will see a quick return on your membership investment with cost savings on products and services you use every day

    Enjoy the many advantages of being part of such a large and influential organization.


    • Events featuring influential national business and political leaders (discounted pricing for members)
    • Access to LIA Members Strategic Committees as well as the LIA's Women's Collaborative, LI-Bio and Young Professionals Committees
    • Special Executive Breakfast Series, featuring prominent national, state and local speakers
    • Various networking opportunities to connect with potential clients and Long Island's top business executives

    Government Affairs

    • Expert and timely government updates and incentives
    • A voice to improve the business climate
    • Government relations for your specific business or industry
    • Access to elected and appointed decision makers

    Major Events 

    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:

    • President Bill Clinton
    • President George W. Bush
    • President George H.W. Bush
    • Vice President Al Gore
    • Vice President Dick Cheney
    • NY Yankee Derek Jeter
    • Football Legends Peyton and Eli Manning
    • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
    • British Prime Minister Tony Blair
    • Ambassador Nikki Haley
    • Mariano Rivera and Jack Nicklaus
    • NYS Governors Andrew Cuomo, David Paterson, Eliot Spitzer, George Pataki and Mario Cuomo
    • Florida Governor Jeb Bush
    • NYC Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Rudy Giuliani
    • As well as a host of federal, state and local elected officials and agency heads


    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.

    Strategic Committees

    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:

    • Economic Development and Infrastructure
    • Energy and Environment
    • Financial Services and Tax Policy
    • Health, Education and Not-for-Profit
    • Small and Mid-Sized Business
    • International Trade


    Other Key LIA Initiatives

    • LIA's Women's Collaborative
    • LI-Bio
    • Young Professionals Committees


    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.

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