Elmira, N.Y., July 27—Following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s unveiling earlier today of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council, State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) expressed confidence that a region-wide team of business, community and economic development leaders will help the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions succeed in this new state-level competition for economic development resources.
Albany, N.Y., September 26—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) will participate on a panel examining the future of manufacturing in New York State at today’s statewide “NY Open for Business” conference being convened in Albany by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Albany, N.Y., September 28—After participating in the “NY Open for Business” conference convened at the capital yesterday by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a conference highlighted by a major economic development announcement by the governor and a keynote address by former President Bill Clinton, area State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) called the conference “an important agenda setter for a 2012 legislative session that many of us hope will be focused like never before on building a stronger state economy and a better business climate.”
Hornell, N.Y., November 14—New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning) announced today that the city of Hornell will receive $600,000 in state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Economic Development funding to assist the expansion of two local industries.
One of the cornerstones of this year's New York State budget was the creation of 10 Regional Economic Development Councils that have been working over the past several months to develop locally based, short- and long-term strategies for economic growth and job creation.
Elmira, N.Y., December 8—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C-I, Big Flats) released the following statement after today’s announcement that the Southern Tier region will be awarded $49.4 million and the Finger Lakes region $68.8 million under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “Regional Economic Development Council” initiative:
Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Labor Department recently launched a new, online jobs bank called "Jobs Express" in an effort to connect unemployed New Yorkers with the jobs available in the regions where they live.
Albany, N.Y., February 29—The State Senate today approved legislation co-sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) to roll back a provision of a two-year-old state law that took effect this month and began imposing a new costly state mandate on private-sector employers across New York.
The Senate-approved legislation (S.6063) would immediately eliminate the new mandate.
State Senator Tom O'Mara (R-C, Big Flats), a member of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, said today that a number of leading businesses and manufacturers from throughout the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions are among more than 500 organizations statewide being awarded low-cost economic development power allocations under the first round of the ReCharge New York (RNY) program.
RNY, a major statewide initiative for retaining and creating jobs and spurring capital investments, was approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo last year. O'Mara co-sponsored and strongly supported the program's creation.
Albany, N.Y.--Even with the ambitious and aggressive economic development initiatives included in the new state budget, the Senate Majority has renewed its call for the enactment of a jobs program it proposed earlier this session called "New Jobs-NY."
State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) joined his Senate colleagues to renew their call for the enactment of the comprehensive economic development program.