Michael H. Ranzenhofer's posts related to Economic Development

Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - March 1

An update from the State Capitol for residents of the 61st Senate District in another edition of Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer.

Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - March 27

Senator Ranzenhofer outlines his 2012-2013 State Budget priorities - funding for education, infrastructure projects, STAR rebate check program and WNY STAMP project - as the April 1st deadline approaches.

Video: "New Jobs-NY" Job Creation Plan

Senator Ranzenhofer makes comments on the floor of the State Senate regarding the "New Jobs-NY" Job Creation plan. The plan passed the State Senate on May 30. The bills have been sent to the State Assembly.



$129 million in tax relief for small businesses; $495 million for manufacturers
Creates new incentives for business to hire
Accelerates repeal of 500% energy tax hike


Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Senate has passed the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan.  The plan delivers tax relief to small businesses and manufacturers and reduces energy costs to make New York State more economically competitive.


Senators Skelos, Ranzenhofer announce $2 million in funding for STAMP site

While site approval continues with town of Alabama, infrastructure investments to make site shovel ready remain ongoing

Batavia, NY – New York State Senate Majority Leader Skelos and New York State Senator Ranzenhofer were joined by various local and state officials, including Empire State Development Finger Lakes Region President, Bob McNary and Assemblyman Steven Hawley to announce a two million grant for ongoing infrastructure improvements at the Science Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Plant (STAMP) site in the town of Alabama, NY.  The funding will be used towards land acquisition, design and construct of roadways, electrical and water services to accommodate the first one million square feet of the physical structure.


Monthly Column: Working to Create New Jobs for Western New York

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer

With the State Budget now passed, jump-starting New York’s economy and getting people back to work are at the top of the to-do list.  Every new job created is one step closer to a stronger economy and greatly impacts a family’s quality of life.  That’s why I have been working to enact the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan.

While the legislation has passed in the State Senate, it is still awaiting action in the State Assembly.  This job creation plan would deliver $624 million in tax relief to small businesses and manufacturers, and reduce energy costs by $522 million to make our State more economically competitive: 


Corner Bakery Cafe Grand Opening in Amherst

Senator Ranzenhofer presents a certificate to Fran DeSimone before a ribbon cutting ceremony with community and business leaders for Corner Bakery Cafe's grand opening at its new location in Amherst.

UnitedHealthcare to add 150 new employees at Tonawanda facility

Tonawanda, NY - Senator Mike Ranzenhofer speaks to members of UnitedHealthcare's leadership team, employees and other elected officials and community leaders at a jobs announcement.

Alpina Foods opens first yogurt plant in Batavia

Batava, N.Y. - Senator Ranzenhofer joins Alpina Foods' leadership, Empire State Development Corporation CEO Ken Adams, and other elected officials for a ground-breaking ceremony at the company's first manufacturing facility in the United States. The $20 million factory currently employes 30 people, with another 20 more jobs expected in the next few months.

Ranzenhofer announces investments in local economic projects

Area projects among winners of Regional Economic Development Awards
Seven projects will receive almost $2.4 million in investment
Includes half-million dollars in infrastructure work for STAMP Project


State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer today announced that seven job-creation projects in the 61st Senate District will receive State funding as part of the second round of Regional Economic Development Council awards.