Issues: Economic Development

Business Council Rates LaValle Tops for Commitment to Improving State’s Economy

The Business Council of New York State released its 2011 Voters’ Guide, which measures New York State legislators’ "commitment to improving the state’s economic climate and performance by scoring their support for key business legislation during the 2011 session.”

New York State Senator Ken LaValle, (R - Port Jefferson), received the council’s highest score.

“Working with Governor Cuomo to enact real fiscal reform, spending restraint and significant economic development initiatives this past session and next,  I remain committed to making our state economy more competitive, which will act as a stimulus for job creation,” Senator LaValle said.

November 15, 2011
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SENATOR REV. RUBEN DIAZ HAPPY THAT BRONX PRIDE RECOGNIZES HIS WORK FOR THE COMMUNITY

PRESS RELEASE

November 14, 2011

For Immediate Release

New York State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has released the following statement:

“Through the press, I heard that a gay organization called Bronx Pride NY has rented office space in one of the buildings that I was instrumental in helping bring to my community to add to the growth of the Bronx.”

For 20 years, Bronx County experienced a phase of total abandonment, where fires, evictions, desolation, and the lack of housing made the county of the Bronx the mockery and a laughing stock for the whole nation.

November 15, 2011
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REV. RUBEN DIAZ FELIZ QUE HOMOSEXUALES RECONOSCAN SU TRABAJO EN FAVOR DE LA COMUNIDAD

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

14 de Noviembre del 2011

Para Publicación Inmediata

Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz

REV. RUBEN DIAZ FELIZ QUE HOMOSEXUALES RECONOSCAN

SU TRABAJO EN FAVOR DE LA COMUNIDAD

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

14 de Noviembre del 2011

Para Publicación Inmediata

Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz

 

Por medio de la prensa me he enterado que una Organización de Homosexuales llamada “Bronx Pride NY” han rentado un espacio en uno de los edificios que yo he logrado contribuir para el Nuevo renacimiento del Condado del Bronx.

November 14, 2011
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Senator Reverend Diaz is Honored that Bronx Pride Is Coming to the Rev. Ruben Diaz Gardens

For Immediate Release

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has released the following statement to clear the record about what he actually said to New York Post reporter Candice Giove when she interviewed him last week about the Bronx Pride group that is moving into the Rev Ruben Diaz Gardens on November 14th:

“I was surprised to read today’s New York Post’s sensational story by Candice Giove because she completely disregarded what I specifically said to her about Bronx Pride moving in to the Rev Ruben Diaz Gardens building. Candice Giove instead used heresay in her article – by unnamed sources - that I was left ‘hot and bothered’ and that I am ‘furious’.

November 14, 2011
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO RANKED AS TOP “PRO-JOBS SUPPORTER” BY BUSINESS COUNCIL

In recognition of his efforts to support job growth, cut taxes and spending and remove unnecessary regulations that impede job development, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has been named one of the top “Pro Jobs Supporters” in the State Legislature by the Business Council of New York State as part of their 2011 Voters’ Guide.

November 10, 2011
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BREWSTER PATCH: PROJECTS HAVE JOB-PRODUCING POTENTIAL, BUT TIMELINE IS UP IN THE AIR

 

By Ashley Tarr

More than half a dozen projects — some of which are “shovel-ready” — across Putnam County are currently being negotiated.

November 8, 2011
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SENATOR BALL TEAMS WITH LOCAL BUSINESS LEADERS ANNOUNCING PLANS TO BRING 3,000 PERMANENT JOBS TO PUTNAM COUNTY

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (11/07/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) today was joined by business leaders from throughout Putnam County announcing the need for collaboration in moving forward several shovel ready projects in the agriculture, technology, commercial, real estate, energy and manufacturing sectors. The projects represent over 3,000 permanent and 1,500 construction jobs. If state sponsored economic development support is approved, these projects could provide a significant boost to job creation and a big increase in local municipal revenues to support schools and public services.

 

November 7, 2011
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Senator Adams attended the Investors Bank VIP Reception in Boro-Park

Senator Adams attended the Investors Bank Brooklyn Boro-Park Branch VIP Reception where he met Kevin Cummings, President (pictured above) and Chief Executive Officer and Domenick A. Cama, Sr. Executive Vice President of the Bank (pictured below).

 

November 5, 2011
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Information To Help Job Seekers

This section of Senator Flanagan’s web site is designed to help those people in our community who are ready to work find the job they need and want.  Please utilize the links below to find job search resources as well as information about upcoming job fairs in our area.

November 2, 2011
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Disaster Assistance Deadline Extended

ONEONTA, 11/02/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today alerted residents and business owners who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Irene that the deadline to register for federal assistance has been extended until December 15, 2011“Many families and businesses in communities devastated by Irene and Lee have already received federal assistance to begin the painstaking process of rebuilding.  If you are eligible for assistance but have not yet applied I urge you to register immediately,” said Seward.

November 2, 2011
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Find a job opening near you -- visit the New York State "Jobs Express"

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Labor Department recently launched a new, online jobs bank called "Jobs Express" in an effort to connect unemployed New Yorkers with the jobs available in the regions where they live.

Read the Governor's announcement.

November 2, 2011
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U.S. treasurer extols lending

The Times Ledger wrote about U.S. Treasurer Rios' visit to Astoria to note the impact of the initiatives the Obama administration is taking towards the nation's economic recovery. Senator Gianaris commended the usage of the local bank's federal grant to support the small businesses in Queens.

U.S. Treasurer Rosa “Rosie” Gumataotao Rios and U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) visited Astoria’s Alma Bank to tout a $19 million grant the bank received from the federal government to lend to small businesses near its locations throughout the city and in New Jersey.

“We’re pleased to see Alma Bank putting that capital to work right here in Queens,” Rios said.

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November 1, 2011
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U.S. treasurer touts small biz Qns. loans

The Queens Chronicle wrote on the recent visit of Treasurer Rosie Rios as she praised an Astoria bank as an example of Obama's initiatives to help small businesses, as part of a larger plan to recover the nation's economy. Senator Gianaris spoke about how the SBL fund could have a major impact on the Queens community that is largely comprised of immigrants, but that the state itself is not strong enough to offer a program as such on its own.

The treasurer of the United States was on hand at an Astoria bank on Monday, touting it as a prime example of an Obama administration initiative to help small business.

November 1, 2011
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Senator Gianaris discusses Budget Cuts, Tax, Science Campus At Bd. 1

The Queens Gazette wrote on the October Community Board 1 meeting, where questions were raised on how the state deficit will be handled this year. Senator Gianaris, as the keynote speaker, spoke about a range of topics including ways in which we can boost our economy and maintain community members' rights to services they need.

New York state faces a projected budget deficit of $2.4 billion next year and after closing a gap of $10 billion, largely through cuts to health care and education, the question raised at the October meeting of Community Board 1 was how the state will handle the deficit this year.

November 1, 2011
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New "JOBS EXPRESS" Website to Help Unemployed New Yorkers Find Jobs

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the launch of "Jobs Express," a new website designed to help New Yorkers who are seeking employment.

The site takes thousands of jobs listed on the New York State Jobs Bank and sorts them by region to help job seekers evaluate what industries are growing in their area and find out what opportunities are available in specific economic sectors.

To visit Jobs Express, go to http://www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional.shtm.

October 31, 2011
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Senator Peralta Calls For Extending State Foreclosure Prevention Program

Arguing that “investing in foreclosure prevention saves money,” State Senator Jose Peralta is urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to continue funding a program that provides homeowners with counseling, legal assistance and help negotiating with banks.

In a letter to the governor citing alarmingly high rates of seriously delinquent mortgages in his senate district, Senator Peralta calls for extending the state’s Foreclosure Prevention Services Program.  Launched in 2008, funding for the $25 million initiative expires at the end of the year.

October 28, 2011
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Putting Small Business First in New York

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) and the Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC) hosted a successful Small Business & Economic Development Forum on Tuesday, October 18th at the White Plains Public Library.  This was the Senator’s 20th small business conference, which has been co-sponsored in recent years by WEDC.

A capacity crowd filled the library auditorium to hear keynote speaker, Steve Cohen, the Senior Vice President and Deputy Commissioner of Empire State Development (ESD).  In a talk punctuated by timely, practical advice, Cohen emphasized the State’s revitalization and expansion of programs to assist small business.  Under Governor Cuomo, the State has taken a community driven approach to economic development, creating ten Regional Economic Development Councils that are designed to target state economic development projects to the specific needs of the community. 

October 28, 2011
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