Issues: Economic Development

Senator Grisanti Follows Through On Campaign Promise With Passage Of UB 2020 Legislation

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (60th District) today joined his colleagues from the Western New York legislative delegation in introducing a new bill that supports the University at Buffalo’s strategic plan, legislation that will benefit students, families and the economy of Western New York.

“This legislation represents one of the major pieces of the puzzle when you talk about the economic future of Western New York,” Senator Grisanti said. “This action today helps send a unified message to Governor Cuomo and others in Albany that we are serious about seeing this important legislation moves forward.”

March 2, 2011
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Senator Grisanti comments on UB 2020 legislation

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti comments on the UB 2020 legislation on the Senate floor: 

March 2, 2011
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Little addresses tourism coalition in Albany

Senator Betty Little talks about the strength of New York's tourism industry and the importance of state support for promotion programs that are proven economic growth drivers.  Little was introduced to the group by Jim McKenna of the Lake Placid Community Visitors Board.  Little is chair of the Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee.

Tourism generates approximately $17 billion in direct revenue for the upstate economy and contributes $6.2 billion in state and local taxes.

March 1, 2011
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Little pushes logging opportunities

February 25, 2011 - By MIKE LYNCH, Enterprise Outdoors Writer
As state jobs continue to disappear in the Adirondack Park, leaders here will continue to grapple with ways to replace them.

February 28, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INVITES RESIDENTS TO HIS JOB RESOURCE EXPO ON MARCH 18TH

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that he will be holding a Job Resource Expo to help individuals looking for jobs better prepare themselves to find employment. The 2011 Job Resource Expo will be held on Friday, March 18th from 10 am to 1 pm at the Freeport Recreation Center, which is located at 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport.

February 22, 2011
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GOVERNOR APPOINTS RITCHIE TO BUSINESS PANEL

State Senator Patty Ritchie today was appointed by Governor Cuomo to serve on a bipartisan, public private Task Force examining ways to increase opportunities for local businesses that are run by women and minorities. Senator Ritchie is one of just three Upstate lawmakers named to the 29-member Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise Team that also includes her North Country colleague, Sen. Betty Little of Queensbury.

The Governor created the panel to find ways to increase opportunities for qualified businesses to gain access to state and local government procurement contracts.

February 22, 2011
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LITTLE ON TEAM TO PROMOTE MINORITY- AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS

 

LITTLE ON GOVERNOR’S TEAM TO PROMOTE MINORITY- AND

February 18, 2011
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Senator Kennedy Appears on YNN's Capitol Tonight to Talk Economic Development

Senator Tim Kennedy was invited to appear on YNN's Capitol Tonight to discuss the executive budget proposal's impact on economic development in Western New York and statewide. Senator Kennedy appeared via satellite from YNN's studio on Chicago Street in Buffalo.

Video content courtesy: YNN  

February 18, 2011
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New York State Pollution Prevention Institute Honors Utica-Area Manufacturer

TECT Power receives Pollution Prevention Achievement Award

 The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, housed at Rochester Institute of Technology, awarded its 2011 Pollution Prevention Achievement Award to TECT Power, a subsidiary of TECT Corp. an international aerospace components manufacturer. The award was presented today during a ceremony at the company’s production facility, 2 Halsey Road, in Whitesboro, N.Y.

TECT Power was recognized for its efforts to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals in its production processes.

February 16, 2011
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Key Challenges Facing Non-Profits

Expert Panelists will identify the major obstacles facing non-profit organizations, and provide suggestions on how to navigate these challenges. There will be presentations by the New York State Attorney General's Charities Bureau, the Hispanic Federation, and the Community Action Organization of Erie County. This event will be moderated by  Senator Serrano and Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes, and is co-sponsored by Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, Hispanic Federation, Inc., and the Community Action Organization of Erie County, Inc..

Click below for flyers in English and Spanish.

February 11, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Senator Martins Gets Commitment From NYRA on Belmont Issue

Senator Jack M. Martins received a commitment this week at the New York State Senate hearing on Racing and Wagering, for revitalization and investment at Belmont Racetrack from NYRA officials. The commitment was seen as “a very positive step forward” towards economic development and revitalization in the south lot of the Belmont property and improvements at the aging Belmont facility. Senator Martins received the commitment of investment of VLT (Video Lottery Terminal) revenues, generated at Aqueduct, from NYRA President Charles Hayward.

February 15, 2011
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MORE THAN 1,000 VETS FROM IRAQ & AFGHANISTAN OUT OF WORK IN WESTERN NEW YORK – KENNEDY JOINS GILLIBRAND FOR AN IMPORTANT ROUNDTABLE WITH LOCAL VETERANS AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO FIND SOLUTIONS

Gillibrand Urges New Tax Credits For Businesses Who Hire Vets Returning from Iraq & Afghanistan, More Job Training, And Better Efforts to Prepare Servicemembers for the Difficult Job Market

 

February 14, 2011
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O'Mara applauds local broadband expansion initiative (updated, February 15th)

Elmira, N.Y., February 14—The Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board (STC) announced today the beginning of a $12.2-million broadband development project that will construct an optical fiber broadband network across Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties and expand regional access to high-speed Internet services.

[see attached copy below of today's story in the Corning Leader ]

February 14, 2011
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State Grant Helps Bring 100 Jobs To Mohawk Valley

ILION, 02/11/11 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today joined  Herkimer County economic development officials for an update on improvements at Remington Arms including the relocation of a portion of the Marlin product line from Connecticut and the addition of nearly 100 full-time manufacturing jobs.

“Remington Arms is a long standing community leader and strong economic development partner,” said Senator Seward.  “I was pleased to support Remington’s pursuit of state funds for this expansion and am excited to see how quickly the manufacturer has gone from design phase to reality, adding much needed, good paying jobs in upstate New York.”

February 11, 2011
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Senator Dilan Announces City to Hold Off on Monitor Street Improvements

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) today announced that the controversial road work slated for Monitor Street in Greenpoint has been postponed “indefinitely” by city officials.During a recent town hall meeting hosted by Senator Dilan, New York City Councilmember Stephen Levin (D-33) and Assemblyman Joseph Lentol (D-Brooklyn), Monitor Street residents raised concerns with regard to the potential loss or damage to property as part of the reconstruction project.“I am thankful that the city has listened to the concerns of the people of Monitor Street,” said Senator Dilan.

February 11, 2011
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Job Resource Expo

Senator Fuschillo's 2011 Job Resource Expo will be held on Friday, March 18th from 10 am to 1 pm at the Freeport Recreation Center, located at 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport.Senator Fuschillo's Job Resource Expo helps better prepare individuals to find a job in the current economy.Those in attandence will be able to take advantage of the following services:* Have your resume reviewed* Learn interviewing skills & job searching tips* Speak with career counselorsIn addition, information will be offered about:* Job training and apprenticeship programs* Upcoming civil service exams* Higher Education* Social service assistance programs* Vocational & Educational Services for individuals with disabilities* Starting y

March 18, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Kennedy Lays Groundwork for his WNY Small Business Advisory Board

Kennedy names his business liaison, requests resumes for individuals interested in advisory board

BUFFALO, N.Y. – In his pursuit for common ground solutions that will help grow jobs in Western New York, Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, is building the Western New York Small Business Advisory Board to turn small business owners’ first-hand expertise into new initiatives to encourage business expansion throughout the region.    

February 10, 2011
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2011-2012 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic "Economic Development"

Joint Legislative Public Hearing Notice and Testimonies for Economic Development

February 14, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Senator Ball Brings Together Local Elected Officials

Ball: We have to work together, regardless of party affiliation, to come up with solutions.

CARMEL, NY (02/03/2011) - Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) hosted a bi-partisan summit today to develop common solutions for local problems, such as MS4, mandate relief, government consolidation, and resource sharing. The summit included presentations from Putnam County Executive Paul Eldridge, Vincent Tamangna, Chairman of the Putnam County Legislature, and Carmel Town Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt.

“We all have the same issues, and the solutions are in your heads,” Ball told the audience of Supervisors, Councilmen, Legislators, and other local officials. “The men and women in this room have so much knowledge at the local level to work from, and today is an opportunity to get something done in Albany. Let’s use this opportunity, as stewards of your local municipalities, to make changes that need to be made.”

February 3, 2011
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