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Who We Are

The Long Island Association (LIA) is the region’s leading non-profit and non-partisan business organization and amplifies the voice of the business community.

As Long Island’s chamber of commerce, we work to ensure our economic vitality and provide regional leadership to guarantee a bright future for Long Island.


Our organization accomplishes this through:


We engage policy makers on a broad range of issues that impact Long Island.


We foster connections for our members to help contribute to the growth of their businesses.


Our vision for Long Island is focused on the following pillars:

Recovery from the Pandemic

The LIA supports efforts to revitalize our economy and mitigate the negative impact of the pandemic.

Support of Small Businesses

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy - comprising approximately 90% of all businesses, and the LIA will support their growth.


We support policies that address our affordability - including the cost of housing and child care - to keep young professionals on Long Island.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We represent a broad cross-section of stakeholders. All communities should be reaping the benefits of our economic success.


Modernization of our roads, bridges, public transit network, sewer and water systems, and broadband is key to our economic growth.


We develop creative solutions to Long Island’s most pressing challenges and seize opportunities, leveraging our collective history of cutting-edge research and development.

Energy and Environment

We advocate for our region to develop clean energy, which will simultaneously boost our economy.

Our Mission

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.

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