This media release was issued by the Long Island Association,
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LIA Supports Redevelopment of Nassau Coliseum Site
“Consistent with our mission of strengthening the Long Island economy by supporting economic development projects that will create jobs and enhance our region, the Long Island Association is supporting Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano’s plan to build a first class destination center at the Nassau Coliseum site that will keep the New York Islanders here,” said Kevin S. Law, President and CEO of the Long Island Association. “The LIA also supports further competitive redevelopment of the Nassau Hub area and looks forward to working with County Executive Mangano on those plans in the future,” said Law.
Earlier this year the LIA identified keeping the New York Islanders on Long Island and supporting the construction of a destination center in Nassau or Suffolk County as one of its top priorities for 2011.
The Long Island Association (LIA) is the largest business organization in New York, and the leading organization in the Long Island region. Founded in 1926, the LIA’s membership now comprises thousands of businesses, labor unions, colleges, universities, not-for-profits, government agencies, and civic groups, which employ two-thirds of Long Island’s workforce. The LIA’s mission is to lead and unify the region in order to strengthen Long Island as a place to live, work, and do business.