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$500,000 in tax breaks for 25 businesses harmed by Sandy
Nassau County has awarded $500,000 in sales tax breaks to 25 businesses damaged by superstorm Sandy, officials said.
Benefits are received when a company purchases new equipment or building materials to reopen after the Oct. 29 storm. The sales-tax exemption is part of the Local Enterprise Assistance and Development Service, or LEADS, for small businesses.
LEADS is run by the county’s industrial development agency, along with a business recovery center. Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano said the center had received 400 requests for assistance as of Tuesday.
More information can be found at nassaubackinbusiness.org or by calling 516-571-1745.
Above: A sign reaches out to passersby that Shine's Bar in Long Beach remains intact and open for business