1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Public Authorities
  4. Article 8: Miscellaneous Authorities
  5. Title 8: New York Job Development Authority Subtitle I General Provisions
  6. Subtitle 6: Employee Ownership Assistance


Section 1836-A Legislative findings

Public Authorities (PBA)

The legislature hereby finds and declares that the health, safety and general welfare of the people of this state are directly dependent upon the state economy, and that one of the principal problems of our present economy is the permanent closing of industrial and manufacturing plants, and their relocation out of state, which results in the loss of jobs and increasing unemployment.

  It is the purpose of this subtitle to encourage the employees of plants that are about to be permanently closed, or relocated, to acquire such plants and to continue to operate them as employee-owned enterprises, thereby retaining the jobs that would otherwise be lost, and strengthening the economic base of this state.