Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

For Release — July 20, 2011

Business Council optimistic on phase two of Cuomo's economic plan

ALBANY— “With a positive legislative session behind us, the business community strongly believes that work remains to be done to lower the cost of government, create private sector jobs and strengthen New York's economy.

The Governor's second phase of his plan for a new New York sends a signal to business leaders that the state is prepared to not only control the cost of government but to invest in business.

By looking at economic development from both a statewide and regional perspective, business and civic leaders will have direct input into how economic incentives, procurement practices, tax relief and mandate relief initiatives are designed.

We are cautiously optimistic that the Governor's plan will streamline the process for New York business.”

- Heather Briccetti, acting-president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc.