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LIA Press Release: 2024 State of the Region Announcement

Press Release
November 21, 2023
Contact:  Stacey Sikes
Vice President of Government Affairs & Communications
Long Island Association
Long Island Association (LIA) Announces 2024 State of the Region event featuring Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman, Suffolk County Executive-Elect Ed Romaine, and former U.S. Congressman Peter King
Melville, NY – Today, the Long Island Association (LIA) announced that the 2024 State of the Region will be held on Friday, January 5, 2024, at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY at 8:00 a.m. The featured speakers include Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman, Suffolk County Executive-Elect Ed Romaine, and former United States Congressman Peter King.
The LIA holds the State of the Region annually and invites Long Island’s two County Executives to provide an update to the business community on their goals and major initiatives for the upcoming year.
The LIA traditionally also welcomes a third influential leader to address the audience. In 2022, the event featured Governor Kathy Hochul, and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer joined as a speaker at the 2023 event. This year’s line-up includes former U.S. Congressman Peter King, who served 14 terms in the House of Representatives, focusing on issues including homeland security and the war on terrorism, law enforcement, and the economy. 
Matt Cohen, LIA President & CEO, said, “The LIA is a non-partisan organization and collaborates with elected officials seeking to move our economy forward.  We are eager to hear about the regional priorities of our local governments directly from Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman once again, and for the first time as Suffolk County Executive, Ed Romaine. Congressman King is renowned for working across the aisle to get things done and brings a unique perspective on federal policies and how they impact Long Island, particularly in a presidential election year.”
Larry Waldman, LIA Board Chair, said, “The State of the Region is a long-time signature LIA event and offers an opportunity for our members to hear directly from elected officials about their plans for 2024, and network with other business leaders as they pursue their own goals for the new year. I thank the 2024 speakers for their time and look forward to their current thoughts.”
Click here for pictures of the 2023 event. (photo credit Craig Cooper Productions)
For ticket information, click here.

Members of the media should register directly with Stacey Sikes at
About the Long Island Association (LIA): The LIA is the region’s leading non-profit and non-partisan business organization since 1926 and amplifies the voice of the business community. The LIA works to ensure the region’s economic vitality.
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