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. Its 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, including IBM, Verizon, Eastman Kodak, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, Corning, Pfizer and many more. All told, our members employ more than 1.2 million New Yorkers.

The primary function of the organization is to serve as an advocate for employers in the state political and policy-making arena, 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 are known for competitive costs and high-quality service. And we serve as an information resource center for our members, providing an array of news and update services, seminars, networking, and individualized regulatory and legislative assistance to members who need it.

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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