In October, the Green Jobs/Green New York Program was enacted into law. This new initiative invests in a cleaner New York while at the same time creating job opportunities. At a time when economic development is on life support, it is initiatives like this that are needed to stimulate our economy .
Senator Steve Saland (R,I, C) advanced today with his Senate Republican colleagues a comprehensive plan to create thousands of new jobs throughout the State. The Job Creation and Retention Act would add no new spending to the state budget and would pay for itself through revenue generated by economic growth.
“Life Medical Technologies chose the right place when they picked Dutchess County to locate their headquarters and operations,” said Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C, Poughkeepsie). “The 250 planned jobs will fit particularly well with the skilled workforce in our area and will be an economic boon. It just proves once again that Dutchess County has what it takes to draw many types of businesses and I congratulate all the partners of ‘Team Dutchess’ on their hard work in bringing this outstanding company here.”
Flanders Corporation will move into shuttered Greenport facility
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced North Carolina-based Flanders Corporation, a leading air filter manufacturer, will establish its northeast production operation in the Town of Greenport in Columbia County, creating 180 new jobs in the region. The company will invest approximately $7 million in the facility. Empire State Development (ESD) will provide the company with $500,000 in Excelsior Jobs Program tax benefits over a 10 year period.
I made a promise to our community that I would work to bring jobs to the region and the State. I am pleased to let you know that today I joined with Governor Andrew Cuomo and other local officials, business leaders, and community members at SUNY New Paltz to launch the Mid Hudson Regional Economic Development Council.
New York has clearly faced major economic challenges in recent years. That’s why – in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo – we took decisive action during this year’s Legislative Session to help revitalize our economy and create new job opportunities. Taken together, these changes and reforms represent one of the boldest job-creation plans New York State has enacted in decades. That’s good news – especially in terms of our efforts to create new jobs here right in our local community.REAL PROGRESS / FUNDAMENTAL REFORMS
The positive steps we’ve taken to create a stronger economy include the following: