Issues: Small Business

Brentwood Recieves $2 Million Senate Grant for Downtown Revitalization

State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) was joined by Senate President Pro Tem Malcolm A. Smith, Assemblyman Phil Ramos, Islip Supervisor Phil Nolan, and local business owners to celebrate a major grant to help revitalize the Downtown Brentwood area.

March 23, 2010
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WESTCHESTER RESIDENTS SPEAK OUT ON STATE BUDGET

Senator Klein and Westchester Delegation Hold Public Budget Hearing

WHITE PLAINS, NY- State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the NYS Senate's Westchester Delegation listened to more than two-dozen Westchester residents, community groups, businesses, and local elected officials at a public budget hearing in Greenburgh on Friday. Community members expressed their concerns regarding high property taxes, the burden of the MTA Payroll tax, potential cuts in state aid to municipalities, and a wide range of other issues.

March 19, 2010
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Sen. Foley Hosts Jobs Roundtable

Business, Academic, and Community Leaders Offer Ideas to Creat Jobs, Boost Long Island's Economy

March 15, 2010
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Senator Robach Announces Job Creation and Retention Plan Part 2

Sandy Parker, President and CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance, comments on Senator Robach's 2010 Job Creation and Retention Plan.

March 10, 2010
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Senator Robach Announces 2010 Job Creation and Retention Plan Part 3

Matt Hurlbutt of Greater Rochester Enterprise and Jodie Perry, President and CEO of the Greece Chamber of Commerce, provide remarks to Senator Robach's Job Creation and Retention Plan.

March 10, 2010
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Senator Addabbo Announces Job Fair on April 9th

Senator Joe Addabbo announces Job Fair for April 9th.

March 9, 2010
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Stachowski And Senate Upstate Caucus Members Introduce Important Economic Development Legislation

Bill repeals the “Cost Recovery” Tax Assessment on Industrial Development Agencies

Senator William T. Stachowski (D-C, Lake View), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business, with members of the New York State Senate Upstate Caucus, today introduced important legislation repealing the “cost recovery” tax assessment imposed on Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs).

March 3, 2010
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Senate Passes Valesky Bill to Ease Regulations on Beekeeping Industry

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—The New York State Senate passed legislation today sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that would ease regulations on beekeepers and save the state more than $100,000 annually.

March 3, 2010
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Senate Passes Aubertine Bill to Ease Regulations on Maple Producers

Aubertine bill would expand opportunities for maple producers to grow agricultural tourism

ALBANY (March 3, 2010)—The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine which will ease building codes for maple producers in an effort to increase agricultural tourism.

March 3, 2010
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State Leaders Call for Increased Access to Capital and Opportunity for Minority and Women Owned Businesses (MWBE)

Opportunities for New York’s minority and women-owned businesses to secure their fair share of state contracts was the subject of a hearing today by the New York State Senate Majority MWBE Task Force, The New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus and the Assembly Sub-Committee on Oversight of MWBE. 

March 3, 2010
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Senate Approves Members To Key Small Business, Banking, Medical Boards And More

The New York State Senate confirmed 24 appointees to key boards today, including members to the Empire State Plaza Art Commission, Correctional Medical Review Board, Citizen’s Policy and Complaint Review, Board of Trustees of the State University of New York, Small Business Advisory Board, New York State Bridge Authority, State Banking Board,  Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority, Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Autho

March 2, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Introduces Job Creation Proposal

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with the other members of the Senate Republican Conference to announce legislation to create thousands of new jobs and turn around the state’s economy.  The jobs proposal would provide tax credits to businesses that create new jobs, eliminates the state corporate franchise tax for small businesses, and rolls back the personal income tax surcharge that hit small businesses last year.

March 2, 2010
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Senator Little discusses a Senate Republican proposal to boost new job creation

LOCAL BUSINESS LEADERS JOIN STATE SENATORS TO DISCUSS JOB CREATION PLAN DESIGNED TO HELP WESTERN NEW YORK ECONOMY

February 24, 2010
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Small Business Networking Expo

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) will be holding his 2010 Small Business Networking Expo on Thursday, May 13th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the Seaford Knights of Columbus, which is located at 2183 Jackson Avenue in Seaford.

May 13, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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The 2010 Job Creation & Retention Plan

The 2010 Job Creation & Retention Plan

Senate Republicans have developed a major new jobs initiative designed to improve New York’s economy, reduce business taxes and create thousands of new jobs.

February 24, 2010
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Senate Passes Valesky Bill that Supports Local Wineries, Allows Sale and Consumption at Food Festivals

SYRACUSE, N.Y.--Supporting local and farm wineries, the New York State Senate has passed legislation (S5440B) sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) expanding the ability of  wineries to sell wine for consumption at food festivals, significantly increasing the market for in-state producers.

February 23, 2010
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Jobs, Economic Development Focus of Roundtable with Senator Aubertine and Senator Stachowski

 

Local government, business and economic development officials given voice in 2010-11 budget

February 19, 2010
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Senate Majority Conference Launches "New Jobs" Roundtables

With the 2010-11 budget negotiations underway, the Senate Majority continued to build on its efforts to combat the unemployment crisis by convening job creation roundtables across the state to engage the expertise of industry leaders and produce sensible solutions to spur job growth.

February 18, 2010
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