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Manufacturing Council Update

Staff Contact: Johnny Evers
November 30, 2016

The Manufacturing Council represents the hundreds of Business Council members in the industrial/manufacturing sector. As the leading voice for business and industry in New York State, our organization takes up the causes facing employers in the world of manufacturing such as economic development, taxation, energy, environment, workers’ comp, labor, and the myriad of rules and regulation under which manufacturers operate. Our Manufacturing Council, comprised of our hundreds of company representatives, discusses and vets issues, provides feedback for The Business Council, and enables us to formulate a unified voice for the manufacturing sector in regards to public policy.

I invite members of the Manufacturing Council to visit our new web page on The Business Council’s Committee & Council page. It will be updated throughout the 2017 Legislative Session with bill memos, news stories, regulatory and rule making issues.

This coming session The Business Council will again - as in the past - host regional meetings of the Manufacturing Council with an eye towards visiting our members around the State. We have also drafted a Manufacturing Council Legislative Program that will be discussed at the Government Affairs Council on December 1. Please take a look at the issues below - this program will be the focus of the Manufacturing Council during the upcoming session. Many of these issues are also the top priorities of The Business Council such as Worker’s Comp reform, Energy policy, and business tax relief.

Made in New York Expo (MINY) - RECAP

This past October 19 The Business Council hosted its Annual Made in New York (MINY) Expo in Rochester. The event had over 100 New York State manufacturers and registrants, bringing together manufacturers and businesses to network, tout their goods, and hear from leading experts in both the public and private sectors. The MINY Expo hosted four separate panels featuring:

MINY has become an annual event and has grown since its inception. In addition to participation from our membership, representatives from Empire State Development, the U.S Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Small Business Administration presented to the conference. Building on this success, the MINY Expo will be hosted by The Business Council again in 2017 . For details on the conference as they are announced access the MINY website at: http://www.madeinny.org/

Manufacturing Agenda