Issues: Economic Development

Committee Meeting: Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Senator James S. Alesi, Chair 11:00 AM, Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Room 511 LOB

January 18, 11:00 AM - 11:09 AM
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Seward Touts Keys For Success For 2012

ONEONTA, 01/12/12 – In media conferences across his district kicking off the 2012 session of the New York State Senate, State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) opened up his legislative playbook and detailed his “Keys for Success.”   Seward’s game plan focuses on economic development, mandate relief, reform of the education aid formula, and continued flood recovery assistance.

January 12, 2012
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Sen. Espaillat Congratulates Mayor Bloomberg and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. for Reaching Agreement on Kingsbridge Armory

Senator Espaillat pledges to work closely with the mayor and borough president to bring well-paying jobs to the Bronx

January 12, 2012
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New group formed to promote Niagara Falls Airport

At a press conference this morning, Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) joined key boosters of the Niagara Falls International Airport to announce the creation of the Niagara Falls International Airport Stakeholders Group, Inc., a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization that will work to promote the further development and utilization of the new, state-of-the art passenger terminal that opened in December 2009.

January 12, 2012
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Rochester Arc & Flame Opens

On Friday night, January 6th, I had the privilege to attend the grand opening of the Rochester Arc and Flame Center. The Rochester Arc & Flame Center (RocAFC) is a 5,000 square-foot training facility designed specifically for welding, glass working and blacksmithing. The mission of RocAFC is to foster exciting and innovative classes for people of all skill levels. Rochester Arc & Flame Center is the only training facility in upstate New York to offer professional and recreational classes in welding, glass working and blacksmithing. For more information, visit their website at http://www.rocafc.com/, or you can like them on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rochester-Arc-Flame-Center/271369552905833.

 

January 10, 2012
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Senator Kennedy Presses for Answers on $200M Thruway Funding Shortfall to Western New York

Thomas Madison confirmed as new executive director of the Thruway Authority.

Senator Kennedy raises questions of regional funding equity during confirmation hearing.

ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, pressed Thomas Madison, the new executive director of the New York State Thruway Authority, for more information regarding a $200 million Thruway funding shortfall to Western New York during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Transportation Committee.

January 9, 2012
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QUINIONES CONFIRMED AS NYPA PRESIDENT

 Ritchie Hails Governor’s Choice for Power Agency

January 9, 2012
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SQUADRON WELCOMES LHOTA COMMENTS ON 370 JAY STREET: JAY STREET WILL HAPPEN BEFORE 347 MADISON

Senator Squadron Raised Nearly-Abandoned MTA Building at New Chair’s Confirmation, Urged Agency to Move Forward with NYU-Poly Applied Sciences Proposal

“For years, Downtown Brooklyn’s extraordinary potential has been limited by the nearly-abandoned former MTA headquarters at 370 Jay Street,” said Senator Squadron. “Chairman Lhota’s comments today were a welcome sign of the MTA’s commitment to putting 370 Jay to use. Now, the City and the MTA must work to make NYU-Poly’s proposal a reality – which would bring jobs to Brooklyn, fuel New York’s growing tech sector, and move forward Downtown Brooklyn’s continued revival.”

January 9, 2012
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Independent Democratic Conference Releases 2012 Legislative Agenda

 

NEW YORK, NY - The Independent Democratic Conference  released its 2012 legislative agenda Thursday aimed at strengthening this state's economy, improving the lives of New York residents, and preserving New York's progressive tradition.

The agenda was released on the anniversary of the IDC's formation and after a successful year that saw many of the conference's 2011 priorities made into law.

January 8, 2012
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Oppenheimer Applauds Governor's Broad Vision for 2012

Senator stands ready to work with Governor on ambitious agenda to create jobs and restore aging infrastructure

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) offered her strong support for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s ambitious agenda to build a “new” New York in 2012.  “Last year, we charted a new course in Albany, tackling tough issues and rebuilding public trust,” said Oppenheimer, “and I am anxious to continue that progress.”

The Senator applauded the Governor’s economic blueprint to grow New York’s economy and spur job creation.  She noted that plans to accelerate capital investment in a rebuilt Tappan Zee Bridge and a new, state-of-the-art New York City convention center will create thousands of jobs in our greater metropolitan area.  The Governor also pledged to speed the rebuilding of New York’s aging bridges, roads and parks, a move that will produce jobs while ensuring that the state remains competitive and safe.  “His private/public sector approach to economic development will allow the State to leverage its limited public infrastructure dollars to maximum benefit,” said Oppenheimer.

January 6, 2012
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Watch Senator Nozzolio's remarks on Governor Cuomo's 2012 State of the State Address

Watch my remarks on Governor Cuomo's 2012 State of the State Address and our continued partnership to reduce taxes and encourage job creation.

January 5, 2012
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Statement From Senator Patrick M. Gallivan on the Governor’s State of the State Address

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I - 59th District) was selected by his Senate colleagues today to give official notification to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo that the Senate is standing at ready to conduct its business for 2012. Gallivan notified the Governor prior to the annual State of the State address this afternoon, which Gallivan applauded for “its strong vision for New York State’s future” while stressing the importance of building upon the cooperation and collegiality that enabled last year’s progress.

January 4, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ON THE 2012 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

With his delivery of the 2012 State of the State Address, Governor Cuomo has initiated a new Legislative Session and a new year for New York State.

January 4, 2012
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Senator Seward Comments on State of State Address

ALBANY, 01/04/12 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today commented on Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address:

“Partnering with Governor Cuomo last year, we ended partisan gridlock and a number of successful initiatives were realized.  Now it is time to continue our Empire State resurgence.

“The governor’s focus on creating private sector jobs runs parallel with my own.  His innovative approach to utilizing public/private partnerships is especially appealing and I was pleased he singled out tourism as a sector in need of additional state support.

January 4, 2012
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State of the State 2012: Senator Kennedy Applauds $1 Billion Commitment to WNY

Praises Governor Cuomo for his Determined Efforts to Grow our Regional and Statewide Economy, as Outlined in State of the State Address

ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, applauded the $1 billion investment in Western New York – which Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday in his 2012 State of the State address. While it was the brightest highlight of the speech for Western New York, the Governor also discussed his comprehensive statewide agenda for 2012.

January 4, 2012
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Share Your Ideas for a Stronger New York.

Help establish Senator Seward’s legislative agenda for 2012.New York is facing a number of significant challenges in 2012 – fortunately, steps are being taken to confront these obstacles head on.During the past year I worked in partnership with Governor Cuomo and my legislative colleagues to cut state spending, hold the line on taxes and help revitalize our economy. Great strides are being made but additional steps must be taken to capitalize on the momentum.

As I prepare to return to Albany, I want to know what issues are important to you.

January 4, 2012
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Senator Grisanti’s Statement on Governor Cuomo’s Announcement of $1 Billion to Western New York

"I applaud Governor Cuomo, who realizes the potential Western New York has. By investing $1 Billion into Western New York, this should attract businesses to come to our area. As stated a few weeks ago when Governor Cuomo visited the University of Buffalo, I introduced him as 'Western New York's new best friend.' He has certainly lived up to that expectation and I look forward to working with him and other lawmakers to determine the best use of this money and thank him for believing in Western New York.”

-Senator Mark Grisanti, 60th District

January 4, 2012
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BUFFALO NEWS: Cuomo committing $1 billion to development in Buffalo

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today will commit the state to spending $1 billion on a multi-year economic development program designed to attract new industry specifically to the City of Buffalo.

The guarantee will be made in the governor’s second State of the State address this afternoon in a convention center near the Capitol, according to officials with knowledge of the governor’s plans.

The targeted money is in addition to the the $100 million recently awarded through a new state regional economic development council.

January 4, 2012
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WNY Urges USPS to Reverse Course; Petition in Opposition to Closure Proposals Sent to Postmaster General

William Street and Lackawanna Post Offices face potential closure under U.S. Postal Service plan.

USPS holding public meeting Wednesday regarding the future of the William Street facility.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – About 800 Western New Yorkers joined State Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, in signing their support to a letter questioning the actions taken by the United State Postal Service in the proposed closing of two local post offices – William Street in Buffalo and Lackawanna.

January 3, 2012
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Help Establish Senator Seward's Legislative Agenda for 2012

New York is facing a number of significant challenges in 2012 – fortunately, steps are being taken to confront these obstacles head on.During the past year I worked in partnership with Governor Cuomo and my legislative colleagues to cut state spending, hold the line on taxes and help revitalize our economy.

January 3, 2012
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