Nassau County, NY - Nassau County Executive Laura Curran’s Economic Advisory Council, established to help track and assess COVID-19’s local business impacts and inform recovery strategies, has prepared an interim report for the Long Island members of Governor Cuomo’s NY Forward Re-Opening Advisory Board, tasked with guiding New York’s reopening strategy. As the focus of state and local officials, business leaders and the public turns to re-opening, the report provides:
“I am committed to supporting our businesses as we enter this next chapter. I thank the members of my Economic Advisory Council for their ongoing input and for continuing to help advocate for the many businesses, non-profit organizations, institutions and workers that are facing immense hurdles during this crisis,” said County Executive Curran. “Together, we will look to help all sectors smartly and safely prepare for the phased re-opening outlined by the State.
“The County Executive’s Council has been a vital component both in understanding the broad economic impact of the pandemic as well as the effects to individual business sectors and what assistance different sectors need,” said Council Co-Chair Stuart Rabinowitz, Hofstra University. “We have a greater understanding today of the various needs to get the economy running again, for the benefit of our Long Island residents.”
"The Nassau IDA has engaged businesses of all sizes and sectors – from Main Street shops to real estate developers – to identify their needs to ensure our businesses and downtowns can emerge as strong as possible as the County implements the state’s reopening plan,” said Council Co-Chair Richard Kessel, Nassau County IDA. “We continue to work closely with County Executive Curran to revive our local economy and help Nassau businesses get back on their feet."
For the full report, visit: www.hofstra.edu/economicimpact