Tag: Rauch Foundation
Every day, Long Islanders endure the impacts of bad developmental policy as they drive on their local roads, pay their bills, and drink their tap water. Long Island needs to foster new avenues of economic growth, and community advocates need to understand that property owners have a right to build as allowed under zoning codes. But without a new way of thinking, we'll get nowhere.
The loss of one of Long Island's leading philanthropists points to the need for more forward-thinkers to step up to the challenge of improving people's lives here in large and small ways every day.
After providing significant analysis of our region’s various maladies for more than a decade, the Rauch Foundation is actively looking to find a new organization to permanently take over publication of the Long Island Index. Without this great source of independent research, Long Islanders could lose valuable insight into the problems our region faces.
There's an enormous gap between the multifamily housing that currently exists and what the Island will need to accommodate all the people who want to live here in the future.
Among the positive signs the report spotted is the Island’s relatively small but growing biomedical industry.
Sparse turnout is the norm—and Tuesday’s forecast doesn’t promise to reverse that apathetic trend.
If we came together to design a system that was going to segregate, it would be Nassau County."
It predicts that the Third Track would add 14,000 jobs, $3 billion in personal income, $5.6 billion to our Gross Regional Product, 35,000 new residents, $40 million in additional sales tax revenue and $103 million in added property tax revenue.