Issues: Economic Development

Leon's Quality Cuts Barbershop Opens

On Friday, April 19th, I had the privilege to speak at the grand opening ceremony for Leon's Quality Cuts Barbershop, located at 411 Chili Avenue in Rochester. Best wishes to the entire staff for your continued success!

April 24, 2013
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April 19, 2013
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Senator Klein Announces Tax Credits for Small Businesses; Highlights Impact on Bronx Businesses

BRONX, NY - Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), alongside over 35 business owners in the Bronx and Westchester, announced specific tax credits and reforms passed in the budget that will deliver targeted help to small businesses. The press conference was held at Spoto's, a local restaurant in the Bronx.

Senator Jeffrey D. Klein said, “With the early, bipartisan passage of the 2013-14 budget, I am proud to announce that this budget reflects a commitment to helping our small businesses grow. I have always believed that small, locally-owned businesses are the backbone of our communities and I am pleased to have announced specific provisions in the budget that will help to support them.

April 19, 2013
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Senator Tkaczyk Joins Montgomery County Officials to Discuss Job Creation and Economic Development

(AMSTERDAM, NY April 18) -- State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk joined Montgomery County officials today to discuss a package of economic development bills that would help small businesses and farms grow, create new jobs and spur the local economy.

“Our rural communities and small Upstate cities are not getting the support they need, and many of the unique challenges facing our local businesses are not being addressed,” Tkaczyk said. “The cornerstones of my legislative package would help small businesses by expanding Broadband Internet service, and would also support the small and medium farms that contribute so much to the Upstate economy.”

EXPANDING BROADBAND

April 18, 2013
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ADDABBO COSPONSORS SMALL BUSINESS SEMINAR SERIES WITH QUEENS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

“Social Media Marketing Made Simple” Comes to Forest Hills on May 2  

April 18, 2013
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Sustainability Institute Hall Dedication at R.I.T.

The 84,000-square-foot “living lab” represents RIT’s commitment to the environment through research and academic programs. GIS plans to host an open house for the RIT community later this spring. The building will also be showcased during Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival on Saturday, May 4.

April 12, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INVITES RESIDENTS TO HIS JOB RESOURCE EXPO ON MAY 3RD

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be holding a Job Resource Expo to help individuals looking for jobs better prepare themselves to find employment. The event will be held on Friday, May 3rd from 10 am to 12 pm at the Freeport Recreation Center, which is located at 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport.

     “The current job market is extremely competitive, but there are programs and services that can help residents improve their chances of finding employment. This event will enable individuals to learn about job training and educational programs, have their resumes reviewed, and learn other steps they can take to give themselves the best chance to succeed in their job search,” said Senator Fuschillo.

April 12, 2013
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Empire State Development Announces Niagara Blower to Expand in Tonawanda

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that Niagara Blower Company, a manufacturer of specialized industrial heat transfer and air conditioning systems, will expand in Tonawanda, adding 25 new jobs to its existing 130 employee workforce.  The company has bought a vacant 1

April 11, 2013
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Inspire! Learning and Childcare Opens at Greenleaf Meadows

On Wednesdsay evening, I had the privilege to speak at a ribbon cutting ceremony at Inspire! Learning and Chidcare Center. Inspire is located at 500 Greenlead Road in Greece, at the Greenleaf Meadow Apartments. For more infomration about Inspire, visit their website at http://inspirechildcare.com/.

April 11, 2013
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Senator Tkaczyk Introduces Legislation to Create Jobs, Help Small Businesses and Farms

State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk today announced a package of economic development bills that would help small businesses and farms grow, create new jobs and spur the local economy.

“Our rural communities and small Upstate cities are not getting the support they need, and many of the unique challenges facing our local businesses are not being addressed,” Tkaczyk said. “The cornerstones of my legislative package would help small businesses by expanding Broadband Internet service, and would also support the small and medium farms that contribute so much to the Upstate economy.”

EXPANDING BROADBAND

April 10, 2013
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Job Resource Expo

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be holding a Job Resource Expo to help individuals looking for jobs better prepare themselves to find employment. The event will be held on Friday, May 3rd from 10 am to 12 pm at the Freeport Recreation Center, which is located at 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport.

     Senator Fuschillo’s job resource expo will help job seekers learn tools that will help improve their chances of gaining employment. Those in attendance can have their resumes reviewed, learn interviewing skills & job searching tips, and speak with career counselors.

     Participants can also learn about:

May 3, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Regeneron Plans 400 New Jobs in Westchester Expansion (Source: LoHud.com)

Source: LoHud.com

Mt. Pleasant, NY — Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. will expand its corporate headquarters and laboratories in Westchester County and create more than 400 new jobs.

On Thursday, Regeneron announced the expansion, which includes the construction of two buildings with 300,000 square feet of laboratory and office space, plus an expected four-story, 700-car parking garage on the north side of 777 Old Saw Mill River Road at The Landmark at Eastview.

April 9, 2013
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Ted O’Brien: New York on right track, but work remains

The Messenger Post newspapers were recently kind enough to allow me to share some of my thoughts on the budget process with their readership.

In short, there are many accomplishments in the budget that I believe all New Yorkers should be proud of, but I do think there are several areas where the state legislature's work is far from over.

See http://www.mpnnow.com/opinions/x1433806964/Ted-O-Brien-New-York-on-right-track-but-work-remains for my full comments.(And an archived copy, in case the above link fails: http://www.webcitation.org/6Fd1TZ8XY

April 4, 2013
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Carriage Factory Renovation Ground Breaking

Earlier this afternoon, I had the privilege to join in the ground-breaking ceremony to mark the renovation of the Carriage Factory Apartments. These are located on Litchfield Street in Rochester. The building, which was built in 1910 and has been vacant for the past 25 years, was once home to Cunningham Carriage Factory. Once renovations are complete, it will include 71 units of affordable rental housing to accommodate people with special needs through DePaul Community Services Inc. For more information on DePaul, visit http://www.depaul.org/.

March 28, 2013
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Senator Kennedy: $3 Million for NFTA Capital Projects is Needed Boost

Kennedy says New York State will direct more than $3 million in capital assistance to Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. 

Kennedy: This $3 million state investment to support NFTA capital projects is a much-needed and welcome boost for WNY’s public transit system.

March 28, 2013
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O'Brien speaks on the 2013-14 State budget

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Senator O'Brien speaks out on the tax relief and economic development initiatives he embraces in the new state budget.

March 27, 2013
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O'Brien, State Senate pass on-time budget

ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Ted O’Brien announced today that he voted in favor of the 2013-14 state budget, as it was passed by the State Senate.  The budget included significant tax relief for middle class families and small businesses in addition to strategic investments to encourage job creation and economic development in the Monroe and Ontario County communities Senator O’Brien represents.

“The hardworking families and small businesses who live in the 55th District have struggled long enough under a crushing tax burden and stagnant job market." Senator O’Brien said. “The nearly $2 billion in tax cuts included in this year’s budget are a crucial first step toward unleashing a new era of economic growth in our region.”

March 27, 2013
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STATE BUDGET PROVIDES REAL TAX RELIEF FOR MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES, ADDRESSES CHALLENGES FACING UPSTATE

ALBANY - The New York State Senate has passed the State Budget on time for the third consecutive year, Senator Patrick M. Gallivan announced today. The spending plan adheres to a self-imposed two percent spending cap, contains significant tax relief for middle-class families and businesses, and also addresses some of the unique challenges facing Western New York.

March 27, 2013
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