WOODBURY - Long Island business leaders are backing plans to build a new Nassau Coliseum.

The Long Island Association, which is throwing its support behind the proposal, says the new arena supports its mission to back projects that create jobs and enhance the region.

Taxpayers get a chance to vote on whether Nassau County should go ahead with the project on August 1.

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