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Northern New York

Results for Cayuga, Clinton, Franklin, Jefferson, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Tompkins, Wayne, and Yates counties.

Is your company headquartered in New York State?

Yes 95.1 percent 39
No 4.9 percent 2

Does your company have offices or facilities in other states?

Yes 11.9 percent 5
No 88.1 percent 37

Number of New York State employees

0-50 employees 60 percent 20
51-200 employees 17.5 percent 7
201-500 employees 5 percent 2
501-1000 employees 7.5 percent 3
1000 plus employees 10 percent 4

Industry Category 

Manufacturing 23.8 percent 10
Service 14.3 percent 6
Financial services 2.4 percent 1
Wholesale/resale trade 4.7 percent 2
Other 54.8 percent 23

Does the overall cost of workers' comp affect your business by:

Limiting business growth or expansion?

Yes 60 percent 24
No 40 percent 16

Preventing you from hiring more employees?

Yes 51.3 percent 20
No 48.7 percent 19

Requiring you to scale back on other business investments to pay your comp bills?

Yes 64.9 percent 24
No 35.1 percent 13

Encouraging you to consider re-locating your business out of New York State?

Yes 28.2 percent 11
No 71.8 percent 28

Forcing you to actually leave the state, or expand elsewhere?

Yes 17.9 percent 7
No 82.1 percent 32

Describe the trend in your workers' comp costs over the past three years.

Gone down significantly 0 percent 0
Gone down somewhat 10.3 percent 4
Stayed the same 17.9 percent 7
Gone up somewhat 35.9 percent 14
Gone up significantly 35.9 percent 14

Rate how you think New York's workers' comp costs compare to other states in which you do business (if applicable).

New York costs significantly lower 4.5 percent 1
New York costs somewhat lower 0 percent 0
New York costs about the same 0 percent 0
New York costs somewhat higher 27.3 percent 6
New York costs significantly higher 68.2 percent 15