Issues: Economic Development

SENATOR NOZZOLIO RANKED AS TOP “PRO-JOBS SUPPORTER” BY BUSINESS COUNCIL

In recognition of his efforts to support job growth, cut taxes and remove unnecessary regulations that impede job development, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has been named one of the top “Pro Jobs Supporters” in the Senate by the Business Council of New York State as part of the Council’s 2010 Voters’ Guide.

September 16, 2010
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Senator Farley Salutes Canajoharie and Richardson Brands

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) took the opportunity to salute Richardson Brands company for staying and growing in Canajoharie on September 15th at the company's "Canajo Rocks" event. More photos can be viewed at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/senator_hugh_t_farley

September 15, 2010
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Sweeney Street reopens, Remington Rand redevelopment project advances

Senator George Maziarz today joined North Tonawanda Mayor Robert Ortt and developer Anthony Kissling in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official re-opening of a key section of Sweeney Street.

September 14, 2010
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Senator Maziarz scores high on job creation efforts

Senator George Maziarz received one of the top scores on the job creation scorecard released by the Business Council of New York State.  The Business Council recognized Senator Maziarz for consistently voting against measures to increase taxes and spending that were proposed and passed by the current Senate Majority.  In fact, the Business Council flunked every current Senate Majority member.

September 14, 2010
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Upstate Now, Again

Several years ago, well before the onset of the economic crisis that has gripped the nation for most of the past two years, I joined a group of legislative colleagues and prominent business leaders from across the state to stake out reviving the upstate economy as priority No. 1 in New York government. In fact, we spelled out a comprehensive, 10-point job creation and economic growth plan and called it “Upstate Now.”  

September 10, 2010
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IDA Accountability & Oversight Legislation Signed Into Law

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District – D/WF) introduced and passed legislation (S7876) which was signed into law last week to enable the Yonkers City Council to appoint one member to the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency (YIDA). Most cities across the State of New York require a specific number of members of Industrial Development Agency boards to be appointed by the governing boards of their municipalities.

September 8, 2010
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Mayor Feinstein Announces New Revenue Source to Lessen Property Tax Burden on Residents and Businesses

 

Joined by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) and Assemblyman George Latimer (D-Rye), Mayor Joan Feinstein today announced passage of legislation that will allow the Village of Rye Brook to alleviate the property tax burden on businesses and families through a new revenue source – an occupancy charge on Rye Brook hotel rooms.

While property taxes have reached a breaking point in Westchester County, community needs for police, fire, sanitation and other local services, as well as infrastructure maintenance, remain essential.  Faced with declining state aid resulting from the economic downturn, villages, towns and municipalities have urgently sought alternatives to local property taxes to raise much needed revenues.

September 8, 2010
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Oppenheimer Smart Growth Bill Becomes Law

Governor signs bill to combat sprawl and promote environmentally sound development

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce that her bill, the State Smart Growth and Infrastructure Policy Act (S.5560B/A.8011B) was signed into law on August 30, 2010.  The new law establishes state smart growth infrastructure criteria and requires state agencies to review and consider these guidelines when allocating funds for public infrastructure projects.

September 7, 2010
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Labor Day and the Upstate Economy

One of the time-honored flare-ups in New York State politics, and it seems to have been reignited most often throughout the past century when things (especially the economy) turn especially volatile, is the call for secession.

Split New York into two states along an upstate-downstate boundary, the idea goes – we’ll leave them to their resources, and we’ll take care of our own.

September 6, 2010
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Labor Day and the Upstate Economy

One of the time-honored flare-ups in New York State politics, and it seems to have been reignited most often throughout the past century when things (especially the economy) turn especially volatile, is the call for secession.

Split New York into two states along an upstate-downstate boundary, the idea goes – we’ll leave them to their resources, and we’ll take care of our own.

September 6, 2010
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Valesky Legislation Expanding Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Signed into Law

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Legislation sponsored by State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that expands the Historic Preservation Tax Credit (S.7556) was signed into law. The expansion allows banks and insurance companies to claim the tax credit, which will have a positive effect on commercial development efforts of historic structures across the state.

“Continued economic development is integral to the growth and expansion of our Upstate communities,” said Senator Valesky. “By allowing banks and insurance companies to utilize the HRTC, we are creating more incentive for companies to invest in larger projects in Upstate New York, which will spur economic growth and development.”

September 1, 2010
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SENATOR FARLEY CALLS ON GOVERNOR PATERSON, STATE LEADERS TO KEEP PROMISE MADE TO RESIDENTS OF CANAJOHARIE

Senator Hugh T. Farley today called on state leaders to keep the promise they made to the residents of Canajoharie, who are facing significant tax increases as a result of the relocation of the Beech-Nut baby food manufacturing facility to the Town of Florida, NY. “When the State announced the approximately $100 million deal to relocate the Beech-Nut manufacturing facility to another site within Montgomery County, I stood beside then-Governor Spitzer as he made a commitment that the residents of Canajoharie would not be harmed in any way,” said Senator Hugh T. Farley.

August 31, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO NAMED ONE OF TOP STATE LEGISLATORS BY UNSHACKLE UPSTATE

In recognition of his efforts to support job growth, lower taxes and economic development in Upstate New York, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has been named one of Unshackle Upstate’s top ten Senators for the 2010 legislative session. Senator Nozzolio also received a perfect grading from Unshackle Upstate on his advocacy for taxpayers during the State budget process. The ranking comes as part of Unshackle Upstate’s “Judgment Day” campaign to identify which State legislators acted in the best interests of Upstate New York's taxpayers and job creators.

August 31, 2010
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Senator Little ranked #1 by pro-taxpayer group Unshackle Upstate

ALBANY, NY - Unshackle Upstate today released its legislative scorecards for the 2009-10 session. The scorecards, available at www.unshackleupstate.com/scorecard-new/ comprehensively identify which legislators acted in the best interests of New York's taxpayers and job creators and which ones failed to do so.

August 30, 2010
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News 12: State grant gives Elmsford business hiring power

San Mar Laboratories currently employs about 200 people at its Elmsford facility, but a state grant is going to let the company expand and hire more workers…

That is why San Mar Laboratories turned to the state for help. State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) helped the company reach out to the Empire State Development Corporation and secure a $750,000 grant…

News 12 - (August 25, 2010)

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August 30, 2010
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Corner Bakery Cafe Grand Opening in Amherst

Senator Ranzenhofer presents a certificate to Fran DeSimone before a ribbon cutting ceremony with community and business leaders for Corner Bakery Cafe's grand opening at its new location in Amherst.

August 29, 2010
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Webster Ford Becomes Henderson Ford

On Friday, August 27th, Senator Robach made remarks and helped cut the ribbon on Henderson Ford in Webster. Henderson Ford, formerly Webster Ford, has been in business for 40 years, and is a family owned and operated business. For more information, visit www.websterford.com.

August 27, 2010
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SENATOR ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS ASSISTS SAN-MAR LABORATORIES IN SECURING $750,000 FOR EXPANSION & LOCAL JOB CREATION PLANS

On Wednesday, August 25th Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins held a press conference announcing a $750,000 State grant she assisted in securing from the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) for San-Mar Laboratories to make investments needed to reduce operating costs, produce new products and expand the business.

“This funding will allow San-Mar Laboratories to create and retain an estimated 315 high-quality jobs in Westchester County,” said Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF–Westchester). “During this challenging economic time, initiatives that attract business opportunities and support the growth of local enterprises that create jobs in our region must be a top priority.”

August 25, 2010
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Business Boost For The Mohawk Valley

“Bringing down the cost of doing business is the critical component of job creation in upstate New York.  That is why I have strongly advocated extending municipal electric service from the Village of Frankfort to the Frankfort 5S Business Park.  With final approval from the New York State Public Service Commission, the business park will now be equipped to offer manufacturers and other prospective tenants low cost power to go along with excellent transportation routes and a first-class local workforce.  All things considered, the “Pumpkin Patch” is now one of the premier sites for economic development in the Mohawk Valley.”

 

August 20, 2010
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