Issues: Small Business

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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Senate Launches "New Jobs New York" Roundtables In Buffalo

Today, Buffalo's business, academic, and civic leaders joined together to get Western New York working again.  Brought together by Senator William Stachowski, Chair of the Senate's Economic Development Committee, Buffalo industry leaders met at the University of Buffalo’s Centers for Excellence to discuss job creation and economic development proposals to be included in this year's budget negotiations.

February 18, 2010
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Economic Summary: Western New York Region

The Western New York region -- Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties -- has added jobs over the past year despite a slowing national economy. From the first quarter of 2007 to the first quarter of 2008, the region's total nonfarm job count rose by 2,200, or 0.3 percent, to 645,400. The bulk of local job creation has been in service-providing industries, especially professional and business services. In contrast, job losses have been largely confined to goods-producing industries -- manufacturing and construction. 

February 18, 2010
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JUMPSTARTING NEW YORK’ S ECONOMY THROUGH JOB CREATION

The economic woes facing our nation and state have placed tremendous strain and immense challenges on New York small businesses and middle class families.  Last year alone, New York State lost 270,000 jobs in the private sector and unemployment in the state and city continues to climb. For all the promise of results, the federal stimulus package has failed to yield any progress towards improving New York’s economic and job climate. 

February 4, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE SUPPORTS JOB CREATION AND RETENTION PACKAGE

Major Job Initiative Will Get New Yorkers Working Again

February 2, 2010
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Padavan Honors Crystal Window and Door Systems At Chinese New Years Celebration

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) honored Flushing based business, Crystal Window and Door Systems for their 20 years of operation during their Chinese New Year celebration at the East Manor in Elmhurst. Crystal Windows and Doors  Systems is an award winning manufacturer of quality, energy-efficient vinyl and aluminum windows and high end fenestration systems for residential, commercial and institutional buildings. The company has grown from a start-up and now employees 800 employees.

February 1, 2010
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SENATOR ROBACH ANNOUNCES MAJOR NEW JOBS INITIATIVE

            This week, Senator Joseph E. Robach announced a major new jobs initiative designed to improve New York's business climate, reduce taxes, and create thousands of new jobs for workers across the State.

January 29, 2010
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Pres. Obama's State of the Union

I am hoping to hear the President talk tonight about supporting our middle-class; people are struggling and the government has an obligation to focus on putting people back to work and helping families make ends meet. I’d also like to hear him present a strategy for creating good-paying jobs, and express a commitment to working with us to bring jobs to New York.

January 27, 2010
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State Senate Passes Bill to Open Up “Custom Crush” Wine Sales

WATERTOWN (January 27, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine, chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said today that a bill passed in the Senate to allow the state’s winemaking industry to engage in “custom crush” sales will enable a growing segment of the state’s agriculture industry to build on its recent success.

January 27, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO WELCOMES NEW SMALL BUSINESS TO MASSAPEQUA

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently helped welcome Salvatore’s Trattoria, a new small business, to the Massapequa community.

January 22, 2010
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Senator Valesky Calls for Responsible Budget Action and Long-Term Solutions

ALBANY, N.Y.—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) echoed the call for long-term budget solutions made by Governor Paterson during his Executive Budget presentation today.

January 20, 2010
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Rural Broadband Funding

Residents of NYS who are underserved by broadband internet should check out: http://broadbandusa.gov/. Billions of dollars have been alloted to expand high-speed internet access in rural areas.

January 19, 2010
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January 12, 2010
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Response to Gov. Paterson’s State-of-the-State Address

Press Contact: Steve Mangione 914-403-4072 (cellular) 518-455-3395 (at this number Jan. 6th)

“The action of the Senate Democratic Majority in recent months – for example, addressing issues in a bipartisan way, creating green jobs, controlling spending and preserving important resources for education – has demonstrated our commitment to the state’s 19.5 million residents.

January 6, 2010
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Senator Alesi Protecting Small Business

As former Chairman of the Senate Commerce Economic Development Committee, Senator Alesi was a prime architect of “Upstate Now”. Passed by the Senate, “Upstate Now” would lower taxes, provide affordable health plans for small businesses, strengthen our workforce, invest in new technology and reduce energy costs to help small businesses thrive.      

A highly skilled workforce is imperative to the success and growth of our local economy. Senator Alesi continues to support small businesses in securing workforce development funds for groups like Rochester Business Alliance and Progress Rochester that partner with area colleges, universities, and local businesses to provide necessary training.

December 21, 2009
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