Garden City Chamber of Commerce Meets to Discuss Nassau HUB

Vision was out this week at the Garden City Chamber of Commerce lunch with chamber leaders surrounding the Nassau HUB and featuring RXR’s Scott Rechler and Town of Hempstead officials.

It was great to see multiple Town of Hempstead officials in the audience, including Senior Town Council members Dorothy Goosby, Erin King-Sweeney, Anthony D’Esposito, Ed Ambrosino, and Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin.  Nassau Legislator Laura Schaefer was also in attendance.

Mr. Rechler presented his vision for the Nassau HUB Innovation District to a community that, in the past, has shown opposition to prior plans. The presentation was well received and he spoke at length about collaborating with the Town and County as well as local community leaders.  Mr. Rechler also shared his views on the Amazon situation, an ongoing topic of discussion in the region.

“Where Amazon expected parades they got protests,” said Mr. Rechler.  “There is an arrogance when you go into communities and not connect with people there.  The City and State needed to explain the billions in tax revenue generated as opposed to simply the tax credits given.  Lastly local interests with loud voices scared them away.  On Long Island we have a time now not to be complacent and embrace change.”

Special thanks to Chamber President Michael Ventre for putting together a great program.  Vision was happy to be out with East Meadow Chambers Frank Camarano.  Stay tuned for results from future outreach meetings on the Nassau HUB.