Senator Jack M. Martins participated in a press conference at the new Hofstra University Medical School to encourage job growth in the biopharmaceutical research and manufacturing field.
The press conference focused on a report by the Public Policy Institute, the research arm of The Business Council of New York State, entitled New York Must Step Up Its Game: The Global Struggle for Biopharmaceutical Jobs. The report points out that there is job growth potential is the area of biopharmaceutical research and manufacturing and New York has to encourage it in its state or risk companies locating in other regions in the country and overseas.
Taking his listening tour back to the greater Elmont, South Floral Park, North Valley Stream and Franklin Square communities, State Senator Jack Martins huddled with College, High School and Graduate student leaders to talk about community issues. The listening session was the 11th such discussion in the greater area by Martins. “My goal is a simple one. We need to engage with all groups and people. We hear from civic groups, chambers of commerce and community leaders all the time. I wanted to hear from our younger leaders and listen to them,” said Martins.
The Business Council of New York State released its 2011 Voters’ Guide, which measures New York State legislators’ commitment to improving the state’s economic climate and performance by scoring their support for key business legislation during the 2011 session.
Senator Jack M. Martins received the council’s highest score.
“In this last legislative session, we had a priority to work with the Governor to make our state more friendly to business. We sent a clear message that New York State is open for business. The goals continue to be to encourage economic growth and create jobs. I want to thank the Business Council for recognizing our efforts,” Senator Martins said.
State Senator Jack Martins and State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos recently met with Citigroup Chairman and former AOL Time Warner Chair Dick Parsons to talk job creation and economic development. The luncheon took the form of a question and answer forum that discussed a wide range of economic issues that impact small business, downtowns and emerging local markets for communities throughout New York State and Long Island. Senator Martins also took the opportunity to bring three Elmont youth leaders to the luncheon gathering. Local residents Marvin Lee, Franklin Thomas and Tyrone St. Louis attended the luncheon where a question and answer period took place centering on the economy, job creation and emerging markets for New York and Long Island.
Senator Jack M. Martins was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Floral Park Chamber of Commerce. Senator Martins spoke to the members of the chamber and then answered questions about issues in the community and the state legislature's goals for the new year. Senator Martins thanked the chamber for allowing him the opportunity to speak with them.
He is pictured here with vice-president Tom Clifford.
Study seen as first step in revitalization of Racetrack
Senator Jack M. Martins sent a clear message when state leaders agreed on a new $132.6 billion budget plan that redevelopment of Belmont Park is a priority and the Senator secured $50,000 in funding to prove it.
As part of the state budget, Senator Martins, his Elmont partner in the Senate Dean Skelos and the Long Island Senate delegation were successful in allocating $50,000 in funding through the Empire State Development Corporation toward a plan for the redevelopment of Belmont Park. The goal of the plan is to explore options for the historic park in order to revitalize the area and boost the economy of the local communities by making the park a destination.
Senator Jack M. Martins and Senator Charles Fuschillo visited Formed Plastics in Carle Place to hear concerns from a local business. The Senate has made efforts to make New York State more business friendly. The Senators spoke the importance of local businesses to the economy and job creation.
Senator Jack M. Martins recently attended the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast, where he gave an update on accomplishments in Albany. He reiterated the important of having a vibrant business community and the need to ease the tax burden on businesses as well as residents in order to get the economy on the right track. Senator Martins has worked with the Governor to provide tax relief and make the state more business friendly in order to create jobs. He thanked the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce for the invite and enjoyed spending the morning with the esteemed members.
Senator Jack M. Martins and Westbury Mayor Peter Cavallaro recently toured the site of the Westbury Theater to see the progress being made on the renovation project. Accompanying Senator Martins and Mayor Cavallaro were Andrea Lohneiss of the Empire State Development Corp., former Assemblyman Jerry Kremer and property owner Cyrus Hakakian.
The Westbury Theater is an historically significantly project in Westbury. In was built in the 1920s and was a main attraction in the village for several decades until it was closed in July 2001. It is currently being renovated to include a two-screen art cinema, a multi-purpose event space, a casual theme restaurant and artist studio lofts.
Awards Going to Winthrop Hospital and Town of Hempstead For Belmont Area Revitalization
Senator Jack M. Martins announced that projects in the Seventh Senate District that will create jobs will receive critically important state funds through the second round of Regional Economic Development Council awards.