Issues: Economic Development

Brentwood Recieves $2 Million Senate Grant for Downtown Revitalization

State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) was joined by Senate President Pro Tem Malcolm A. Smith, Assemblyman Phil Ramos, Islip Supervisor Phil Nolan, and local business owners to celebrate a major grant to help revitalize the Downtown Brentwood area.

March 23, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Demands Removal of IDA Tax

Albany- State Senator Michael Nozzolio today demanded immediate and decisive action from Governor Paterson in order to revoke a devastating tax on New York State’s Industrial Development Agencies. “The IDAs are New York’s job creation incubators,” said Senator Nozzolio, “By taxing their revenues, Albany is effectively destroying jobs.”

The IDA tax, which is due March 31st, was enacted as a part of the 2009-2010 New York State budget. Senator Nozzolio strongly opposed the budget, which created over 100 new taxes and fees, including the IDA tax. Every IDA in New York State will be assessed a 4.7% tax based on their 2008 total revenues.

March 19, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Demands Removal Of IDA Tax

Albany- State Senator Michael Nozzolio today demanded immediate and decisive action from Governor Paterson in order to revoke a devastating tax on New York State’s Industrial Development Agencies. “The IDAs are New York’s job creation incubators,” said Senator Nozzolio, “By taxing their revenues, Albany is effectively destroying jobs.”

March 17, 2010
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Senator Bonacic discussing Economic Development and the Senate Republican Jobs Plan

New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope) discussing some of his concerns about economic development in New York State and the State Senate Republican Jobs Plan which will help small business be the economic engine of New York State.

March 17, 2010
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Sen. Foley Hosts Jobs Roundtable

Business, Academic, and Community Leaders Offer Ideas to Creat Jobs, Boost Long Island's Economy

March 15, 2010
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NYS Senate Westchester Delegation to Hold Hearings on Executive Budget for 2010-11

 

In an effort to more effectively advocate for the needs and concerns of their constituents, the five New York senators representing Westchester County will convene a public hearing to assess the priorities and impacts of Governor Paterson’s proposed SFY 2010-2011 budget on the residents, communities, organizations and elected officials of Westchester.  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer chairs the Westchester Senate delegation, which includes Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Jeff Klein, Vincent Leibell, and Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

 

March 11, 2010
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Education & Business Partner in Greene County

By Doron Tyler Antrim

Hudson-Catskill Newspapers

GREENVILLE — A start-up biotechnology company is establishing a business incubator at Greenville High School, in what’s being hailed as a groundbreaking move that will enhance the relationship between educators and entrepreneurs.

March 11, 2010
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Statement Of Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson

Nothing is more important than creating jobs and keeping our economy moving. Since joining the selection process, I have consistently supported the selection of a bidder capable of breaking ground quickly to give New Yorkers the opportunity for gainful employment during these tough economic times.

March 11, 2010
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Senator Stachowski Calls For Measure To Advance Historic Rehabilitation

Bill To Provide Tax Credits On Commercial Properties

March 9, 2010
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Senator Robach Announces Job Creation and Retention Plan

On Thursday, February 18th, Senator Robach announced a new jobs initiative program designed to improve New York’s business climate, reduce taxes, and help employers create new jobs for workers across the State. Joining Senator Robach for the announcement were Todd Hockenberger, Corporate Vice President, PGM Corporation; Sandy Parker, President and CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance; Matt Hurlbutt, Managing Director, Business Development of Greater Rochester Enterprise; and Jodie Perry, President & CEO, Greece Chamber of Commerce.

March 9, 2010
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Senator Valesky Introduces Legislation to Expand Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) introduced legislation (S.7042) today that would expand provisions in the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (HRTC) program and would clear the way for several major development projects in Upstate New York to begin.

March 9, 2010
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Senator Addabbo Announces Job Fair on April 9th

Senator Joe Addabbo announces Job Fair for April 9th.

March 9, 2010
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Senator Serrano Fights for Post-Production Tax Credit Program

(Albany, NY)- Senator Jose M. Serrano was joined by Senate President Pro-Tempore Malcolm A. Smith, the Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG), and actor Richard Masur from Law & Order to announce his support for a competitive post-production film tax credit program. He also discussed legislation he sponsored that would make such a program a reality.

March 9, 2010
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH SULLIVAN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

On March 8, 2010 representatives of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce met with Senator Bonacic in Albany.  Senator Bonacic is pictured with them after discussing their legislative issues.  From left to right: Lisa Mills – Vice President, Senator Bonacic, and Terri Ward – President & CEO.

March 9, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO'S JOB CREATION PLAN

The taxpayers of New York State have had enough. Jobs are leaving Upstate New York in alarming numbers and our young and talented individuals have followed. Property taxes, income taxes, health care assessments, and energy costs are at an all-time high. New York State taxpayers demand and deserve better.

March 5, 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, March 9, 2010 Room 123 CAP

March 9, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Stachowski And Senate Upstate Caucus Members Introduce Important Economic Development Legislation

Bill repeals the “Cost Recovery” Tax Assessment on Industrial Development Agencies

Senator William T. Stachowski (D-C, Lake View), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business, with members of the New York State Senate Upstate Caucus, today introduced important legislation repealing the “cost recovery” tax assessment imposed on Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs).

March 3, 2010
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Senate Passes Valesky Bill to Ease Regulations on Beekeeping Industry

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—The New York State Senate passed legislation today sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that would ease regulations on beekeepers and save the state more than $100,000 annually.

March 3, 2010
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