Albany, N.Y., January 8— State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) today said Governor Andrew Cuomo’s fourth State of the State message to the Legislature earns high marks for its focus on the future of upstate manufacturing.
"I've heard it over and over again from local economic development leaders that revitalizing the manufacturing sector is the key to turning around the upstate economy. We have to keep working toward a future where ‘Made in Upstate New York’ is once again synonymous with economic growth and opportunity, innovation, quality and endurance. Manufacturing has always been the economic engine of many upstate communities, and it remains our best hope for any long-term revitalization and economic security for our workers and their families,” said O’Mara. “Taking action this year on pro-manufacturing tax cuts and other tax and regulatory reforms would be a great start. Taking additional steps to make New York State less regulated, less taxed and a better place to do business will make a difference.”