Curran: Regional Economic Development Councils Give Hope To Businesses On Long Island

Long Island to compete for $1 billion in grants and tax credits
August 1, 2011

This week, Assemblyman Brian Curran (Lynbrook – 14th A.D.) congratulated Noreen Carro, owner of LMN Printing of Valley Stream, on her appointment to the Long Island Regional Council, and declared his support for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s regional economic development initiative. The Governor announced the memberships on Wednesday.

“This is a great opportunity for businesses on Long Island,” said Curran. “There are a lot of different industries and room for job growth here. As a member of the council, Ms. Carro will use her considerable business talents to help us showcase this talent and compete for valuable grants and tax credits.”

The Long Island council will consist of 22 members and will be empowered to develop a five-year development plan. The development plan is due in Albany on November 14 and will have to outline industries in the region that will create the most jobs. This regional council is one of 10 councils statewide competing for $1 billion in grants and tax credits.

“Creating jobs is one of my top priorities as an elected official. I am pleased that the state is making councils that will analyze their regional economies and think outside the box on job creation and long-term economic development,” said Curran. “It is fantastic that a member of my Assembly District has been tapped for this opportunity.”

Business owners or individuals interested in starting a business, who may wish to seek funding from the council, may contact Assemblyman Curran’s office at 516-561-8216 or email him at