The Business Council of New York State, Inc., is the leading business organization in New York State, representing the interests of large and small firms throughout the state. Our membership is made up of roughly 2,400 member companies, local chambers of commerce and professional and trade associations.

Though 72 percent of our members are small businesses, we also represent some of the largest and most important corporations in the world. Combined, our members employ more than 1.2 million New Yorkers.

We serve as an advocate for employers in the state’s political and policy-making arenas, working for a healthier business climate, economic growth, and jobs.

We also help our members cut costs and provide important benefits to their employees with group insurance programs that offer competitive costs and high-quality service. Our team also serves as an information resource center for our members, providing an array of news and updates, webinars, seminars, networking, and individualized regulatory and legislative assistance.

Mission & History

Programs & Services / Member Discounts

Seminars & Conferences, Member Discounts, Information Resources (which includes The Public Policy Institute and Chambers of Commerce/Associations), Publications & Communications, and much more!

Our Councils & Committees
A complete listing by issue area including a staff contact, meeting dates, Legislative Programs, updates, key contacts, weekly/monthly committee mailings and related web site links.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Join / Become a Member
Membership information and contact information.

Staff Directory
Listing of our staff members, by department, including e-mail addresses.

Link to us / Web stickers
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