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Development panel meets Wednesday

From left, Kevin Law, President and Chief Executive

From left, Kevin Law, President and Chief Executive Officer or Long Island Association, Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, and Stuart Rabinowitz, president of Hofstra University, attend a LI Economic Development Council meeting at Hofstra University on Aug. 23, 2011. Photo Credit: Chris Ware

The Long Island Economic Development Council will hold its first public forum Wednesday night in Melville.

The council is one of 10 statewide established by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to develop five-year plans to grow each region's economy and jobs. Each council is facing a Nov. 14 deadline to submit a strategy to Albany.

The councils will compete for up to $1 billion in state tax credits and grants.

The local group is seeking public input during a forum from 5  to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bank of America building, 300 Broadhollow Rd., Melville.

Participants can register by clicking here.

Three more public forums are planned in coming weeks.

Photo: Long Island Economic Development Council members with Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, center. Kevin Law, left, president and chief executive of the Long Island Association;  and Stuart Rabinowitz, president of Hofstra University, at  the university on Aug. 23, 2011.

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