Long Island Association holds annual state of the region event in Woodbury

The Long Island Association held its annual state of the region event in Woodbury on Friday.
The LIA is a nonprofit that amplifies the voice of the business community. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman were featured speakers at the event.
Schumer spoke about funding for MacArthur Airport and cleaner air.
“If you’re doing something that you think is important, look into your heart and make sure it’s the right thing,” Schumer said. “Whatever it is, you persist and persist and persist. And if you don’t give up, God will reward you and you will achieve your own goals. That’s what shaped my life, and I will continue to persist and persist and persist to make Long Island a better place to live.”
News 12 is told the event was sold out with over 1,000 business and government leaders attending.