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Western New York and the Southern Tier

Results for Allegany, Broome, Cattaragus, Chatauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Otsego, Steuben and Wyoming counties.

Is your company headquartered in New York State?

Yes

90.8 percent

129

No

9.2 percent

13

Does your company have offices or facilities in other states?

Yes

18.3 percent

26

No

81.7 percent

116

Number of New York State employees

0-50 employees

63.1 percent

89

51-200 employees

19.1 percent

27

201-500 employees

7.1 percent

10

501-1000 employees

6.4 percent

9

1000 plus employees

4.3 percent

6

Industry Category 

Manufacturing

22.7 percent

32

Service

22 percent

31

Financial services

5.7 percent

8

Wholesale/resale trade

8.5 percent

12

Other

41.1 percent

58

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

Limiting business growth or expansion?

Yes

59 percent

79

No

41 percent

55

Preventing you from hiring more employees?

Yes

54.1 percent

73

No

45.9 percent

62

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

Yes

60.7 percent

82

No

39.3 percent

53

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

Yes

34.9 percent

44

No

65.1 percent

82

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

Yes

16 percent

19

No

84 percent

100

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

Gone down significantly

0.8 percent

1

Gone down somewhat

11.3 percent

15

Stayed the same

16.5 percent

22

Gone up somewhat

35.3 percent

47

Gone up significantly

36.1 percent

48

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

3.1 percent

2

New York costs somewhat lower

3.1 percent

2

New York costs about the same

3.1 percent

2

New York costs somewhat higher

13.8 percent

9

New York costs significantly higher

76.9 percent

50