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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