Issues: Economic Development

Senate Issues Mid-Year Economic and Revenue Report

This week the Senate Majority released a mid-year economic and revenue forecast for New York State. A copy of the report can be found at the Senate website, www.nysenate.gov.

Working together this year, with Governor Cuomo, we were able to close a $10 billion budget deficit. We balenced the budget by finding efficiencies in government, identifying areas to make responsible cuts in spending, and most importantly, held the line on taxes," said Senator Gallivan. "Significant challenges remain and I look forward to returning to Albany to address next year's budget, continuing to focus on fiscal responsibility, economic development, and job creation for Western New York."

Highlights of the report including the following:

November 21, 2011
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Doan FIAT Opens in Greece

On Thursday, November 17th, I had the privilege to attend, and speak at, the grand opening ceremony for Doan FIAT in Greece. The dealership is located in The Mall at Greece Ridge, across from Chase bank. For more information on Doan FIAT, visit their website here, http://www.fiatusaofrochester.com/index.htm.

November 21, 2011
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Senator Kennedy Hosts Roundtable Forum to Discuss Impact of DOT Funding Error on WNY Economy and Infrastructure

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Western New York was shortchanged by about $167 million in infrastructure funding after the Department of Transportation made a human error while calculating allocation formulas for fiscal year 2008-2009. Senator Tim Kennedy, as a member of the Transportation Committee and ranking member of the Economic Development Committee, has called for a roundtable forum to be held Monday, November 21 to address the on-the-ground impact that the DOT funding shortfall has had on Western New York.

November 21, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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CAPITAL REGION COUNCIL UNVEILS 5-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN

Written by W. T. Eckert, Hudson-Catskill Newspapers

The Capital Region Economic Development Council unveiled its five-year strategic economic development plan for the Capital Region at a press conference at the Albany International Airport Monday. 

Proposals for transformative projects that would sustain and grow jobs by leveraging $11 in private sector investment for every $1 invested by the State are included within the plan.

November 16, 2011
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MID-HUDSON REGION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL OUTLINES 5-YEAR PLAN FOR GROWTH

Written by Larry Hertz, Poughkeepsie Journal

The mid-Hudson Valley has the location, skilled workers and natural resources to fuel future economic growth, but business and political leaders have some work to do to maximize its potential.

Those were some of the findings and observations contained in the Mid-Hudson Region Economic Development Council's five-year plan. The 88-page report, released Monday, will be used as a guide for state agencies that provide funding for economic development here, said council Co-Chairman Dennis Murray, president of Marist College.

November 16, 2011
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New Flood Recovery Resources Now Available

ONEONTA, 11/16/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today alerted residents and business owners who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee of additional flood recovery resources now available. “I have joined Governor Cuomo and members of the Upstate Storm Recovery Task Force in meeting with those devastated by Irene and Lee and appreciate the continuing effort from state agencies to assist those in need,” said Senator Seward. 

“The initial storms were devastating but the ongoing recovery is just as daunting.  As families and business owners make life-altering decisions they need to know what specific government support is available to help them rebuild. 

November 16, 2011
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Long Awaited Bridge Reopens In Oneonta

ONEONTA, 11/16/11 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I–Oneonta) recently joined in the grand reopening of the Pony Farm Road bridge in the Town of Oneonta.  The bridge connecting State Route 7 and Pony Farm Road had been closed since January 2008.

“Pony Farm Road businesses and residents rely on this bridge for improved access and safety,” said Senator Seward.  “By leveraging public and private funding sources the long-awaited span was completed without impacting local taxes – a major plus.”

November 16, 2011
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Business Council Recognizes Senator Flanagan’s Commitment To New York Economy

The Business Council of New York State has announced that Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) has received the highest score of all New York State Senators in their 2011 Voters’ Guide.  The guide 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.

November 15, 2011
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Senator Martins Receives Business Council's Highest Grade in 2011 Voters' Guide Report

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.

Senator Jack M. Martins received the council’s highest score.

“In this last legislative session, we had a priority to work with the Governor to make our state more friendly to business. We sent a clear message that New York State is open for business. The goals continue to be to encourage economic growth and create jobs. I want to thank the Business Council for recognizing our efforts,” Senator Martins said.

November 15, 2011
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New York 'Open for Business' plans finalized: read the 10 blueprints for a region-by-region revitalization of the New York economy, and watch live presentations beginning on November 28th

One of the cornerstones of this year's New York State budget was the creation of 10 Regional Economic Development Councils that have been working over the past several months to develop locally based, short- and long-term strategies for economic growth and job creation.

November 15, 2011
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SENATOR ZELDIN RECEIVES BUSINESS COUNCIL’S HIGHEST GRADE IN 2011 VOTERS’ GUIDE REPORT

Ronkonkoma, N.Y. – The Business Council of New York State recently released their 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.” Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) received the Business Council’s highest score.

November 15, 2011
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State funding will assist expansion projects for two Hornell-based industries

Hornell, N.Y., November 14—New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning) announced today that the city of Hornell will receive $600,000 in state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Economic Development funding to assist the expansion of two local industries.

November 15, 2011
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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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