Issues: Economic Development

LITTLE: COURT ACTION HALTS FEE HIKE ON RETAILERS

Writes letter to state tax department urging refund for businesses that already paid

Senator Betty Little today said she is pleased by a State Supreme Court judge’s decision late last week that has prevented the state from collecting a huge cigarette fee increase on North Country retailers and others throughout the state.  In a letter to the New York State Tax Department, Little today requested that businesses that have already paid the higher fee be refunded the money immediately.

September 24, 2009
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Foley Announces $300,000 Grant for Fuel Pumps in Patchogue Village

Money to be used to upgrade fuel pumps used by local school district, ambulance, & fire department 

September 24, 2009
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Business leaders outline concerns on doing business in New York

By DAN HEATHStaff Writer, Press Republican

September 24, 2009 03:28 am

PLATTSBURGH — Local business leaders complained Wednesday about how state fees, taxes and regulations are hindering their competitiveness and ability to create and retain jobs.

The setting was the third of five statewide hearings to gather business input, Unshackle Upstate Executive Director Brian Sampson said. The purpose is to create a record to bring to state government officials to develop a pro-growth agenda for the state.

September 24, 2009
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Senate Agriculture Chair Visits Farms in Western New York, Stresses Importance of Agriculture

Photo: Sen. Aubertine at the John Knight Dairy Farm, discussing the impact of current low milk prices on this family farm.

JAMESTOWN (September 24, 2009)—State Senate Agriculture Chair Darrel J. Aubertine today visited several farms in Western New York to hear from farmers and stress the importance of agriculture in our state. The meetings are part of a statewide agriculture tour in anticipation of a set of public roundtables with farmers and in conjunction with Senate Energy Committee hearings and roundtables.

September 24, 2009
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NHS OF SOUTH BUFFALO, INC, SENATOR STACHOWSKI, AND LEGISLATOR KENNEDY ANNOUNCE GRANT FOR BUSINESSES ON SOUTH PARK AVENUE

For Immediate Release:      Contact: Dennis KozuchSeptember 4, 2009          826-3344

NHS OF SOUTH BUFFALO, INC, SENATOR STACHOWSKI, AND LEGISLATOR KENNEDY ANNOUNCE GRANT FOR BUSINESSES ON SOUTH PARK AVENUE

 

September 23, 2009
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing: New York State’s low-cost power programs

Sept. 23 Joint –

Senate Standing Committee on Energy and TelecommunicationsChair: Senator Darrel Aubertine

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and CommissionsChair: Senator Bill Perkins

Senate Standing Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small BusinessChair: Senator William Stachowski

Assembly Standing Committee on EnergyChair: Assemblyman Kevin A. Cahill

Assembly Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and CommissionsChair: Assemblyman Richard L. Brodsky

September 23, 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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POWERING NEW YORK’S FUTURE

Hearings Bring Businesses & Public to the Table with Lawmakers to Reshape State’s Energy and Economic Development Strategy

Senate and Assembly Lead Public Discussions on the Future Use of Low Cost Power for State Economic Development Programs

September 22, 2009
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Sen Bonacic with the award winners from the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce

Senator Bonacic is pictured with award winners from the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce.  Senator Bonacic attended the Chamber's dinner meeting in Andes on September 17, 2009.

The award winners are:

John Kamp, of Integrated Wood Components, Inc., Liz Callahan, of Hanford Mills Museum, and Doug Edwards, Delhi Telephone Co. 

The private sector is the driving force of the economy.  Congratulations to the award winners and 'thank you' to all our small businesses who are working so hard. 

 

September 18, 2009
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GCEDC gets $1 million for early work on 'mega site"

From The Daily News Online

The GCEDC vice president said it was a bipartisan effort by the Western New York delegation of the Senate and Assembly to get the funds earmarked. Elected officials who worked on securing the $1 million included two Republicans, Ranzenhofer and Assemblyman Steve Hawley; a Democrat, Senator William Stachowski; and one former GOP senator, Mary Lou Rath, who retired at the end of 2008.

September 18, 2009
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Phase 2 of tech and manufacturing park approved

From The Batavian:

The approval of $1 million for Phase 2 of the Western New York Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) was granted by the Empire State Development Corporation today.

September 18, 2009
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NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS JOINS SENATE MAJORITY CONFERENCE TO PROVIDE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD WITH $15 MILLION FOR NEW “GREEN” DEVELOPMENT AND JOB CREATION

NYS Senator Eric Adams joins the NYS Senate Majority Conference to obtain $15 million for the creation of “green collar” jobs and an exhibition/visitors center at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

September 18, 2009
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Small Business & Economic Development Forum Breakfast

New York State Senator Oppenheimer and Women's Enterprise Development Center Inc. cordially invite you to a Small Business and Economic Development Forum Breakfast. Speakers at the event include:

Ellen Parlapiano- Award-winning journalist & co-author of Mompreneurs®

October 22, 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN WELCOMES WALGREEN COMPANY OFFICIALS TO NEW 3RD AVENUE STORE

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) this week welcomed officials from the Walgreen Company office in Illinois to the newest store, located at the corner of 95th Street and 3rd Avenue, having promised to meet on site to discuss food items to be sold at this location.

 

September 17, 2009
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Ranzenhofer applauds STAMP project approval; Project expects to create over 9300 jobs in Genesee County

Senator Ranzenhofer applauded the approval of $1 million for Phase II of the Western New York Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) by the Empire State Development Corporation earlier this morning. 

September 17, 2009
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September 9, 2009 Public Hearing: “Redevelopment of the World Trade Center: Time to Move Forward”

Redevelopment of the World Trade Center following the September 11th attacks has been delayed numerous times. Today, nearly eight years after the fact, the site stands nowhere near completion. In the meantime costs have risen dramatically, the public’s frustration mounts and victims’ families are without a Memorial.

September 16, 2009
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Redevelopment of the World Trade Center: Time to Move Forward (Part 1)

Redevelopment of the World Trade Center following the September 11th attacks has been delayed numerous times. Today, nearly eight years after the fact, the site stands nowhere near completion. In the meantime costs have risen dramatically, the public’s frustration mounts and victims’ families are without a Memorial.

September 16, 2009
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Redevelopment of the World Trade Center: Time to Move Forward (Part 2)

Redevelopment of the World Trade Center following the September 11th attacks has been delayed numerous times. Today, nearly eight years after the fact, the site stands nowhere near completion. In the meantime costs have risen dramatically, the public’s frustration mounts and victims’ families are without a Memorial.

September 16, 2009
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Green Jobs, Green Homes, Green New York

What if you could create fourteen thousand new jobs, and save New Yorkers one billion dollars on energy bills at the same time, without additional cost to taxpayers?

A bill that I co-sponsored and which passed in the State Senate last week will do just that.

The Green Jobs/Green New York initiative will get to the heart of two of Central New York’s biggest issues—the availability of permanent, skilled jobs and high energy costs.

September 11, 2009
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Aubertine Secures Bi-Partisan Support for Green Jobs/Green NY Act

 

Legislation for job creation, weatherization passes with broad support despite partisan rhetoric

September 11, 2009
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