Issues: Economic Development

Share Your Ideas For A Stronger Economy

 

New York is facing one of the most significant economic challenges in recent history. That’s why – in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo – we took decisive action during this year’s Legislative Session to help revitalize our economy and create new job opportunities here in New York State. 

 

Taken together, these changes and reforms represent one of the boldest job-creation plans New York State has enacted in decades. That’s good news – especially in terms of our efforts to create new jobs here right on Long Island.  But more needs to be done.  As we continue to work to strengthen New York’s economy, I would like to find out your opinion on a few key items that will be discussed in the coming months. 

 

August 16, 2011
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SENATOR RITCHIE MEETS WITH RVRDA

State Senator Patty Ritchie recently met with Robert O. McNeil of Lisbon and Russell B. Strait of Waddington to discuss the St. Lawrence River Valley Redevelopment Agency (RVRDA) and the county's economic development efforts to attract new jobs and businesses to the North Country. McNeil chairs the economic development panel and Strait represents Waddington on its board of directors

August 15, 2011
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BUFFALO RISING: North Buffalo Organizations Form Coalition

 

By Joann Steinmetz:

Richard Raines wasn’t looking to become a community activist.  But a series of car break-ins, burglaries, and muggings that plagued North Buffalo last fall motivated the Wellington Road homeowner to reach out to leaders of several neighborhood organizations and eventually establish the North Buffalo Coalition (NBC).

August 15, 2011
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Gianaris Bed Bug Legislation Signed Into Law

Queens Gazette wrote about Senator Gianaris' bed bug legislation that was signed into law by Governor Cuomo.State

August 15, 2011
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Senator Gallivan Looks To Build On This Year’s Accomplish​ments

Senator Gallivan reflects on the the achievements of this year's legislative sessions, a session being hailed as the most productive in 25 years.

August 11, 2011
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MID-HUDSON NEWS: PAWLING VILLAGE GREEN PROJECT GETS FINANCIAL BOOST FROM STATE

 

PAWLING – The Village of Pawling received a financial shot in the arm from the state’s Economic Development Assistance Program with $250,000 for its Pawling Green and veterans’ Memorial Park.

August 9, 2011
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GOVERNOR SIGNS NY-SUNY 2020 CHALLENGE GRANT LEGISLATION

Legislation to Spur Investments in SUNY Expansion & Job Creation

August 9, 2011
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SUNY 2020 Will Spur Campus Development & Economic Development

ALBANY, 08/09/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) announced today that legislation he co-sponsored establishing a rational tuition policy for State University of New York (SUNY) schools has been signed into law.

“Our SUNY schools are one of our state’s greatest assets; they provide our future innovators and leaders with a quality, affordable education while partnering with communities statewide and driving our local economies,” said Senator Seward.  “Establishing a rational tuition policy will aid students and parents as they plan for the cost of a college education.” 

August 9, 2011
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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL: AMENIA GETS $100,000 FOR TRAIL TO TRAIN WORK

AMENIA — The town has obtained a $100,000 state grant for the Trail to the Train Project.

August 9, 2011
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL SECURES $250,000 FOR PAWLING VILLAGE GREEN

***Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 10 a.m.***

Brewster, N.Y. – (08/08/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is stopping by the Village of Pawling tomorrow to present a $250,000 check for the Pawling Green & Veterans’ Memorial Plaza project, which will create a pedestrian-friendly village center that recognizes the community’s veterans and supports economic development.

August 8, 2011
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PAWLING GREEN AWARDED $250,000 STATE GRANT

Senator Greg Ball Instrumental in Securing Funds

August 8, 2011
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Montgomery Applauds Enactment of "Power NY Act of 2011"

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law this week an omnibus energy package that encourages new investments in electric generating facilities across New York and creates the nation's first statewide "on-bill" recovery program to increase energy efficiency for homeowners and businesses.

Senator Montgomery is a sponsor of the new Power NY Act of 2011 that will create thousands of jobs and set New York on a course of reliable, cleaner energy while strengthening environmental protections.

August 6, 2011
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‘TRADE ZONE’ EXPANSION MEANS JOBS FOR ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY

State Senator Patty Ritchie (R-C, Heuvelton) said that a bill she cosponsored with Sen. Joseph A. Griffo to expand the Ogdensburg Foreign Trade Zone to include all of St. Lawrence County, which was signed into law today by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, will help create jobs by making the North Country a gateway to overseas companies and global commerce.

Sen. Ritchie’s bill expands Foreign Trade Zone No. 118 from its present 70 acres located at the Port of Ogdensburg to include businesses in Massena, Canton, Potsdam, Gouverneur and communities throughout the county, creating the largest FTZ geographically in New York—a whopping 2,821 square miles.

“With the only US port on the St. Lawrence Seaway, Ogdensburg and St. Lawrence County are uniquely positioned to lure foreign businesses who are looking to import or trans-ship products to Canada, the Midwest and beyond,” Senator Ritchie said. “By expanding our Foreign Trade Zone countywide, we can increase the opportunity for foreign companies to do business in St. Lawrence County, increase demand for shipping and storage, and create the possibility for new manufacturing operations—all of which translates into more jobs.”

August 4, 2011
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RITCHIE BILL TO BOOST RIDING STABLES WINS GOV’S OK

State Senator Patty Ritchie today announced that her bill that boosts riding stables and other “commercial equine operations,” which will also translate to more business for farmers and suppliers, was signed into law by Gov. Cuomo.

The new law allows operators to qualify for agricultural assessments and other benefits that are extended to more traditional farms and horse boarding facilities.

“This new law boosts the horse industry by recognizing its growing importance and popularity and, as a result, helps other farmers and small businesses that provide the feed, grain and other supplies to horse owners, riders and enthusiasts,” said Sen. Ritchie.

August 4, 2011
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Unicell to Expand Operations in Buffalo

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, joined by Senator Tim Kennedy, announced that Unicell, a national and international leader in the designing and manufacturing of bodies for commercial trucks and vans will invest $3.46 million to expand its Howard Street facilities in Buffalo. On the strength of a $175,000 investment package from Empire State Development, Unicell will increase its manufacturing capacity to retain and create over 50 local jobs as part of a green initiative to assemble a cutting edge body for an electric truck.

August 3, 2011
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First Meeting of Long Island Regional Economic Development Council August 10

The Long Island Regional Economic Development Council will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, August 10 at 3 p.m. at SUNY Stony Brook.

As part of an initiative to get make New York State more business-friendly, Governor Cuomo has created 10 regional economic development councils. Long Island is one of the regions. The Governor appointed Kevin Law, president of the Long Island Association, and Stuart Rabinowitz, president of Hofstra University, to co-chair the council.

August 2, 2011
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Senator Gianaris speaks at press conference celebrating the one-year anniversary of the NYC restaurant grading system.

The press conference was held by NYC Department of Health and Mayor Bloomberg at Sparks Deli in Long Island City.

August 1, 2011
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‘COUNCIL’ BRINGS PROMISE OF JOBS TO NNY

Gov’s ‘New Way of Thinking’ Targets Age-old Challenge

State Senator Patty Ritchie (R-C, Heuvelton) today hailed the announcement of the new Northern New York Economic Development Council, and predicted Gov. Cuomo’s new “bottoms-up” approach to job creation will pay dividends for the region’s struggling economy.

Senator Ritchie joined Gov. Cuomo at SUNY Potsdam as he introduced the members of the new job-creating council, one of 10 from across the state that includes leading business, civic and community leaders now charged with directing the state’s economic development policies in a seven-county Northern Region, including Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties. The Governor unveiled his Central Regional Council, which covers Oswego County earlier this week in Syracuse.

August 1, 2011
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Members of the Newly Formed Long Island Regional Economic Development Council

Senator Owen H. Johnson joined local leaders at SUNY in Old Westbury for the Governor’s introduction of the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council.  The Regional Council has been assigned the task of coordinating the economic development of Nassau and Suffolk counties and confronting specific economic challenges facing Long Island.  

July 29, 2011
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Senator Martins Joins Governor in Announcing Long Island Regional Economic Development Council

The Long Island Senate delegation joined Governor Andrew Cuomo on the campus of SUNY Old Westbury on Thursday, July 27 as the Governor launched the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council to act as the conduit between state government and the business community to spur economic development.

As part of an initiative to get make New York State more business-friendly, Governor Cuomo has created 10 regional economic development councils. Long Island is one of the regions. The Governor appointed Kevin Law, president of the Long Island Association, and Stuart Rabinowitz, president of Hofstra University, to co-chair the council.

July 29, 2011
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