Economist Dr. Martin Cantor Discusses the Viability of Long Island’s Economy at LIMBA

LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action) has announced that Dr. Martin Cantor, Director, Long Island Center for Socioeconomic Policy, will be the guest speaker on Friday, September 25. Dr. Cantor will talk about the viability of Long Island’s economy.

 

Dr. Cantor is a Certified Public Accountant, a consulting economist and economic development consultant to public officials, counties, towns, villages, Industrial Development Agencies and communities.

 

He has served as Suffolk County Economic Development Commissioner and Vice-Chair of the Suffolk County IDA from 1988 to 1991. During that time, he helped bring Computer Associates to Suffolk County and created over 23,000 jobs with an estimated annual payroll of $1.4 billion.

 

In addition, Dr. Cantor is Chairman of the Suffolk County Judicial Facilities Agency, which financed the acquisition of the Cohalan State Court Complex, oversaw the construction of the Suffolk County jail in Yaphank and financed the $70 million purchase/leaseback of the H. Lee Dennison Building to Suffolk County.

 

Dr. Cantor provides economic commentary on TV and radio and is a columnist for Long Island Business News. He is also regularly interviewed by The New York Times, Newsday and other publications. He is the author of Long Island, The Global Economy and Race: The Aging of America’s First Suburb. His paper, “Retention of Long Island Millennials at a Community College: Are They College Ready?”, appeared in the international peer-reviewed Journal for Leadership and Instruction.

 

He is an Honorary Member of Delta Mu Delta — The National Honor Society in Business Administration and has been recognized by the National Association of Counties for innovative uses of industrial revenue bonds, international trade promotion initiatives, downtown revitalization policies and minority business incubator initiatives.

 

Dr. Cantor earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, a Master of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Hofstra University focusing on the socio-economic relationships among education, household income, community and workforce development, and a Doctor of Education degree from Dowling College.

 

The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Please visit the LIMBA website to register for the event. Registration is free, but spots for this discussion will be limited.

 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, or for a list of upcoming events, call (631) 757-1698 or visit www.limba.net.

 

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About LIMBA

Since 1968, LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action) has been Long Island’s catalyst for economic investment and improvement, sponsoring lively breakfast forums featuring Long Island business activists and government officials. Its mission is to promote and address issues that affect the quality of life on Long Island. For more information, call (631) 757-1698 or visit www.limba.net.