nextLI - research and analysis on issues facing our region.

nextLI is the successor to the Long Island Index, carrying on its mandate to provide objective data to illuminate discussions of Long Island’s future and engage Long Islanders in considering and acting upon that data. nextLI is an initiative of Newsday, created specifically for this purpose with initial funding from the Rauch Foundation to ensure a smooth transition.

nextLI offers original independent research about important issues for Long Island. It provides a forum for Long Islanders to discuss the future and foster consensus about ways to make the region competitive, affordable, and welcoming.