Issues: Economic Development

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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The August Group Celebrates 9 Years

On Thursday, February 3rd, The August Group celebrated its 9th Anniversary with an event at The Bagel Bin Cafe in Brighton. Pictured with Senator Robach are (center) Tracey Aiello, August Group Leader, and (right) Judy Seil, Director of the Monroe County Department of Planning and Development. The August Group is a volunteer organization committed to retain local talent in the Greater Rochester area by facilitating career and business networking for professionals, both employed and those seeking new or different employment. For more information on The August Group, visit their website at www.augustgroup.org.

February 3, 2011
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Ball Brings Business Leaders to Albany for Economic Development Summit

ALBANY, NY (1/31/2011) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) and Majority Leader Dean Skelos hosted a summit of 30 Hudson Valley Business Leaders on Monday. The group workshopped a comprehensive legislative plan to help smart development and economic growth in New York State by getting government out of the way. Before the summit, Ball also spoke with Dr. Adolphus C. Lacey, Senior Pastor at Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Peekskill, NY, about bringing jobs to Peekskill.

“We have a real need to get smart development going that can create create long lasting, high paying jobs,” Ball said.

February 1, 2011
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NYS Senator Greg Ball - Legislative Report 1/31/2011

NYS Senator Greg Ball - Legislative Report - January 31, 2011 - with Special Guest Rev. Dr. Adolphus C. Lacey, Senior Pastor at Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Peekskill, NY.

February 1, 2011
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Senate Approves Property Tax Cap, Mandate Relief

ALBANY, 01/31/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I–Oneonta) today announced senate approval of a property tax cap and companion legislation aimed at eliminating unfunded state mandates on school districts and local governments.

“Property taxpayers in New York State are tapped out,” said Senator Seward.  “Enacting a property tax cap is a commonsense approach that will provide significant savings and help families and senior citizens afford to stay in their homes.

January 31, 2011
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New chairlift completes Ski Bowl, Gore connection

By DAVID TAUBE dtaube@poststar.com | Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2011 7:00 pm

January 31, 2011
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Listening to the Orleans County business community

On Friday, January 28, 2011, Senator George Maziarz attended the Orleans County Chamber of Commerce's annual legislative luncheon.  The event was held at Tillman's Village Inn in Childs.

January 31, 2011
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Ball Urges Voters to Demand Bi-Partisan and Immediate Passage of Property Tax Cap and Mandate Relief

Ball: It is time for the voters to hold their elected officials accountable

BREWSTER, NY (1/30/2011) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), the Senate Majority representative on Governor Cuomo’s Savings and Government Efficiency Commission, today urged voters throughout New York State to call their Senators and Assemblymen on Monday to urge bi-partisan support and immediate passage of a 2% Property Tax Cap for local governments and school districts, as well as mandate relief that requires the state to fund the additional net costs of any state mandated programs. Ball co-sponsors the two bills, which will come to a vote on the floor of the Senate on Monday and has the support of the Senate Majority Conference.

"We have a Senate Majority who gets it, and a Governor who seems to get it. Now it is time for the voters to hold their elected officials accountable for the promises made during their campaigns and demand widespread, bi-partisan support for the passage of this 2% Property Tax Cap, as well as Mandate Reform. That bi-partisan support needs to be immediate because these reforms are needed immediately," Ball said. “Working families, small businesses, and seniors are struggling and the American Dream of homeownership has become a nightmare for many. None of us milked the cows before coming to Albany today, and we’re not going home tonight to slop the hogs. Yet, we still have a property tax model based on generating income from a family farm.”

January 30, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's Online Poll: Is Senate on right track with new jobs plan?

Albany, N.Y., January 25—The State Senate has kicked off the 2011 legislative session with the approval of a new job creation and tax relief strategy being called the “Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act.”

January 25, 2011
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Senate Adopts Jobs Plan

The latest jobless figures for Northern and Central New York have been released—and the news is not good. Upstate New York continues to feel the effects of a crushing national recession that has cost the jobs of thousands of our neighbors.These sobering figures make it more clear than ever before that we need to act to reverse the trend of job losses, and get New York back in the business of creating jobs.The State Senate is wasting no time. As one of the first actions of the New Year, the Senate passed a plan that can put people back to work, and get New York back on track.A centerpiece of the Senate plan was my proposal to provide a $5,000 tax credit for every new job that businesses create in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties.

January 24, 2011
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