Issues: Small Business

September 24, 2009
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Small Business & Economic Development Forum Breakfast

New York State Senator Oppenheimer and Women's Enterprise Development Center Inc. cordially invite you to a Small Business and Economic Development Forum Breakfast. Speakers at the event include:

Ellen Parlapiano- Award-winning journalist & co-author of Mompreneurs®

October 22, 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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Green Jobs, Green Homes, Green New York

What if you could create fourteen thousand new jobs, and save New Yorkers one billion dollars on energy bills at the same time, without additional cost to taxpayers?

A bill that I co-sponsored and which passed in the State Senate last week will do just that.

The Green Jobs/Green New York initiative will get to the heart of two of Central New York’s biggest issues—the availability of permanent, skilled jobs and high energy costs.

September 11, 2009
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Aubertine Secures Bi-Partisan Support for Green Jobs/Green NY Act

 

Legislation for job creation, weatherization passes with broad support despite partisan rhetoric

September 11, 2009
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Serrano Bill to Develop Agricultural Regional Guides Passes Senate

September 11, 2009

Senate Passes Bill to Develop Agricultural Regional Guides

September 11, 2009
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Program to Create 14,000 Green Jobs, Reduce Consumers’ Energy Costs Passes Senate

(SYRACUSE, N.Y.)—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today praised the passage of comprehensive economic development legislation that he co-sponsored, the Green Jobs/Green New York program, which will create 14,000 jobs and save New Yorkers $1 billion on their energy bills.

September 11, 2009
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Major Economic Development Initiative Is One of Seven Valesky Bills Signed into Law This Week

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Businesses that have found it difficult to navigate state regulations or find available funding will now have a place to go for help, thanks to one of seven bills sponsored by State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that were signed into law yesterday.

The legislation (S3076) creates regional “one-stop” economic development centers where business owners can learn about state programs that benefit their businesses and receive help in navigating sometimes complicated federal, state and local regulations, including licensing and permitting.

August 27, 2009
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, LOCAL OFFICIALS AND MERRICK CHAMBER MEMBERS CELEBRATE RIBBON CUTTING OF ACCESS OPTICAL

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (pictured second left) was recently joined by Assemblyman Dave McDonough (fourth left), Councilwoman Angie Cullin (fifth left), Legislator Dave Denenberg (seventh right), and members of the Merrick Chamber of Commerce at a ribbon cutting ceremony for Access Optical. Access Optical, which specializes in eye and vision care, is located on Merrick Road in Merrick.

August 21, 2009
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SENATOR AUBERTINE APPOINTED CHAIR OF LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON RURAL RESOURCES

 

ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR UPSTATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

February 25, 2009
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Johnson /Senate Unveil $1.3 Billion Small Business Assistance Package

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, joined Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno and his Senate colleagues this week in unveiling a small business and manufacturing assistance plan that would help New York’s small businesses grow and create jobs. The plan would provide $490 million in assistance in the first year and almost $1.3 billion in tax relief and assistance to small businesses when fully implemented after three years.

January 12, 2007
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