Issues: Economic Development

Jobs, Economic Development Focus of Roundtable with Senator Aubertine and Senator Stachowski

 

Local government, business and economic development officials given voice in 2010-11 budget

February 19, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Senator William T. Stachowski, Chair 2:30 PM, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Room 123 CAP

February 23, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Senate Majority Conference Launches "New Jobs" Roundtables

With the 2010-11 budget negotiations underway, the Senate Majority continued to build on its efforts to combat the unemployment crisis by convening job creation roundtables across the state to engage the expertise of industry leaders and produce sensible solutions to spur job growth.

February 18, 2010
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Senate Launches "New Jobs New York" Roundtables In Buffalo

Today, Buffalo's business, academic, and civic leaders joined together to get Western New York working again.  Brought together by Senator William Stachowski, Chair of the Senate's Economic Development Committee, Buffalo industry leaders met at the University of Buffalo’s Centers for Excellence to discuss job creation and economic development proposals to be included in this year's budget negotiations.

February 18, 2010
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Economic Summary: Western New York Region

The Western New York region -- Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties -- has added jobs over the past year despite a slowing national economy. From the first quarter of 2007 to the first quarter of 2008, the region's total nonfarm job count rose by 2,200, or 0.3 percent, to 645,400. The bulk of local job creation has been in service-providing industries, especially professional and business services. In contrast, job losses have been largely confined to goods-producing industries -- manufacturing and construction. 

February 18, 2010
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LOCAL BUSINESS LEADERS JOIN SENATOR RANZENHOFER TO DISCUSS JOB CREATION PLAN DESIGNED TO HELP WESTERN NEW YORK ECONOMY

Local business leaders joined with New York State Senators today at a Western New York Business Roundtable Discussion focusing on the challenges of running a business in our state and a major new jobs initiative designed to improve New York's business climate, reduce taxes and bureaucratic red tape, and create thousands of new jobs for workers across the state.    Senator Mike Ranzenhofer (Amherst), Senator Dale Volker (Depew), Senator George D.

February 17, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Proposes Major Jobs Initiative To Get New York State Back To Work

 Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with the other members of the Senate Republican Conference to announce a major new jobs initiative designed to improve New York's business climate, reduce taxes, and create thousands of new jobs for workers across the State.

February 16, 2010
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Eminent Domain in the Empire State: Democracy Challenged

NYS Senator Bill Perkins Hosts a Public Hearing Regarding "Eminent Domain" Law in New York State. Feb. 13, 2010 Albany, NY

February 16, 2010
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CPI gets $40,000 for Main Street

By Patsy Nicosia

Times Journal

COBLESKILL -- Cobleskill Partnership Inc.’s efforts to dress up Main Street got a welcome shot in the arm Friday when State Senator Jim Seward delivered a check for $40,000.

The grant will go toward CPI’s popular façade program, said President Brian Kaiser, with a portion set aside specifically for work on the Newberry’s building.

“I’m a firm believer that downtowns and Main Streets are the real heart of our upstate communities,” Senator Seward told a crowd of about 30 CPI members and SUNY Cobleskill representatives.

February 11, 2010
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Eminent Domain in the Empire State: Democracy Challenged

Senator Perkins, along with experts in the field of eminent domain, will host a workshop to review the current status of eminent domain laws and discuss reforms.

February 13, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Senator Fuschillo Calls for Passage of Jobs Creation Plan

Senator Fuschillo, joined by Senators Dean Skelos, Carl Marcellino, and Kemp Hannon, today called on Albany to pass their job creation plan. The plan would give tax credits to businesses for every new job they create, reduce the cost of doing business in New York State, and enact a cap on state spending.

Chris Brown, President of the Wantagh Chamber of Commerce, and other local small business owners joined the Senators in calling for action on the plan.

February 9, 2010
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New York State Legislative Report with Senator Martin Dilan

Senator Dilan speaks with Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli about upcoming budget priorities, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the state of New York's roads and bridges.

February 9, 2010
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Winner, Colleagues Propose New Jobs Plan

Albany, N.Y.–State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) has joined his colleagues in the Senate Republican conference to propose a new strategy that they believe has been overlooked as a way to help New York strengthen its economy, lower taxes, and begin to create thousands of jobs across upstate New York.

February 5, 2010
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Genesee County Workforce Development and Career Center

February 4, 2010 - Senator Ranzenhofer tours the Genesee County Workforce Development and Career Center in Batavia.

February 3, 2010
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Senator Ranzenhofer Unveils a Job Creation Plan to help put New Yorkers back to work

February 4, 2010 - Senator Ranzenhofer answers news reporters' questions about his job creation plan to help put the unemployed back to work and create an environment to create jobs in New York.

February 3, 2010
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Ranzenhofer unveils tools to put New Yorkers back to work; Job Creation plan includes tax credits for hiring unemployed, new jobs

Batavia, NY – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced a plan to help put the unemployed back to work and create an environment to add jobs in New York.  Under the plan, a business can qualify for a $3,000 tax credit if a new hire is taken from the ranks of the unemployed who are collecting unemployment insurance from the State.

February 3, 2010
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