LIA backs Nassau arena plan

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Islanders owner Charles Wang addresses the media as

Islanders owner Charles Wang addresses the media as he, county executive Edward Mangano (right) and others announced terms of the lease agreement and revenue sharing agreement for the new Coliseum property at the Nassau Coliseum. (June 22, 2011) Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

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The Long Island Association is supporting Nassau Executive Edward Mangano's plan for a new "destination" at the Hub.

Here's how the statement of support is phrased:

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"Consistent with our mission of strengthening the Long Island economy by supporting economic development projects that will create jobs and enhance our region, the Long Island Association is supporting Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano’s plan to build a first class destination center at the Nassau Coliseum site that will keep the New York Islanders here," said Kevin S. Law, President and CEO of the Long Island Association. "The LIA also supports further competitive redevelopment of the Nassau Hub area and looks forward to working with County Executive Mangano on those plans in the future," said Law.

Earlier this year the LIA identified keeping the New York Islanders on Long Island and supporting the construction of a destination center in Nassau or Suffolk County as one of its top priorities for 2011.

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