A symposium including a presentation and discussion of the results of a new study by Adelphi University Prof. Mariano Torras, which finds that in 2006, immigrants contributed $10.6 billion to the Long Island economy. Immigrants exercised $7.5 billion in buying power, helped create 82,000 new jobs, and even paid $2 billion more in taxes than they received in services.
Strengthening Long Island:
The Economic Contributions of Immigrants
to Nassau and Suffolk Counties
3:00 - 4:30pm
October 27, 2008
Strengthening Long Island: The Economic Contributions of Immigrants to Nassau and Suffolk Counties assesses the positive impact of immigrant Long Islanders on many facets of Long Island’s economy. This report demonstrates the critically important role of the immigrant population on Long Island and details their contributions to the economy.
Related: New Study by Adelphi University's Dr. Mariano Torras: Immigrants Contribute $Billions to LI Economy