County Executive Ed Mangano honored two members of Nassau’s Asian American Economic Advisory Commission last week, during a celebration of the Asian-American Council’s 30th
Citations were presented to Michael Limb, Executive Chairman of the Nassau County AAEAC and Qaism Majeed, Chairman of the Commission’s Special Events and Planning Committee on Oct 24 at Dae Dong Manor Banquet Hall in Flushing
Mangano said that evening that Chairman Limb and the Commission “help serve as my eyes and ears in the Asian-American business community and it connects them with Nassau County government.”
“This commission has been an invaluable asset to Nassau County and our efforts to build a better business climate,” he continued, thanking all members of the Commission for their service. “Gatherings like this provide us with a great opportunity to celebrate the many achievements of the Asian-American community not only in NYC and Nassau County, but across the nation.
The Asian-American Community is a close-knit, family-oriented, highly educated and hardworking group who play a vital role in making this county a better place to live.”
Since the commission’s creation, County Executive Mangano and Michael Limb have met with Japanese business leaders seeking to invest in Nassau County as well as a Chinese company seeking to build an LED plant in Nassau that employs Americans. Next week, the County will host a delegation of Chinese City Mayors who are visiting to learn about Nassau County and any economic development opportunities here.
He added that he has also had the pleasure of partnering with Kiss Products in Port Washington to create local jobs; and hosting Grand Master YH Park’s Korean Festival and Taekwondo Tournament in Nassau County.
The Mangano administration has continually focused on rebuilding Nassau County’s economy and business climate by creating jobs that put local people back to work.
County officials say that, together with his economic development team, Mangano has helped create and retain more than 20,000 private sector jobs in Nassau County.
Under his leadership, Nassau County has also attracted new homeland security jobs, high-tech jobs, as well as film and television industry jobs to the former Grumman-Navy property in Nassau.
“After shedding jobs for more than 10 years, good middle-class jobs are beginning to return,” County Executive Mangano told those gathered. “We are creating a stronger economic climate that encourages job growth and equips our residents with job training opportunities. In fact, in an effort to reduce the demand on social services, my administration has invested millions of dollars in local job training and retraining centers through agreements with our towns and villages.”
“We have also supported existing businesses with free clinics, job fairs and financial workshops so that they can succeed – including a business workshop for Asian-American Business Owners.
Outside our downtowns, I supported programs that convert empty office buildings into affordable housing opportunities for our young people throughout the County.”