NASSAU COUNTY : Vendor registration leaps by 80%
The number of businesses registering as Nassau County vendors has jumped by 80 percent since the county eliminated a $125 vendor fee in an effort to attract more small companies, county officials said.
The number rose from 960 at the end of last year to 1,727 as of Feb. 26, officials said.
The Nassau County Legislature voted to eliminate the fee in September. County officials said the goal was to encourage more small businesses, including companies owned by minorities and wome...