News

01
Jan
1998
Economic Development In New York The idea of being active in economic development is not new in New York. At the same time the state was starting to make itself uncompetitive by raising taxes and creating new regulations, the Urban Development Corp. and Job Development Authority were born. Those programs were helpful, and their remaining operations remain so
01
Jan
1998
Site Selection, Incentives, and Jobs Let's say you're an executive at a medium-sized or large manufacturing company. Your products are sold throughout the United States. Like many American manufacturers, your business has enjoyed especially rapid growth in foreign markets over the past decade. Overall sales are up; projections show that solid growth will continue
01
Jan
1998
TO: Chambers of commerce/regional associations We're told that Senate Majority Leader Bruno will soon introduce legislation to enact the major business-tax reduction package he proposed several weeks ago. As you know, continued progress in reducing New York's tax burden is one of our very highest priorities for 1998
01
Jan
1998
HOW NEW YORK STATE CAN GRAB ITS SHARE OF 2 MILLION NEW JOBS For years, other states have taken more than their fair share of the nation's new jobs, leaving New York in the dust. We're doing better now, but our economic growth still lags most other states. We can change that. How? By beating other states in the tough game of convincing employers New York wants them here
01
Jan
1998
Why Jobs Go Where They Go: A Closer Look To understand clearly why jobs grow in one place and not elsewhere, it’s helpful to understand what every business is trying to achieve. That is, to create the best possible service or product, at the lowest possible cost — because that’s the way to maximize the odds you’ll stay in business, make a profit, and maybe even be able to grow
01
Jan
1998
Getting Better, But Still Not Good Enough New York State's economy is stronger than it's been in years. We've added more than 140,000 private-sector jobs since early 1995, and are within striking distance of the nationwide growth rate after a decade of lagging far behind. That better news seems likely to continue
22
Oct
1997
Presented by: Diana A. Ehrlich October 22, 1997, Sayville, New York Before we begin, we wish to thank the members of the Committee, especially Chairman Ramirez and Assemblyman Paul Harenberg, for their formidable efforts to bring about meaningful reform of the property tax system in 1997. Thanks in large part to your commitment this past spring and summer, we've now taken the first important steps toward creating a fairer, more workable, and better understood real property tax assessment process in New York State
24
Sep
1997
A new Constitution for a new Century  The people's opportunity to act After decades of decline, New York State has at long last made a solid start on its comeback. We are cutting taxes, encouraging work and job growth, welcoming new business investment, and fighting hard to improve our educational system
30
Jun
1997
The Public Policy Institute, research affiliate of The Business Council of New York State Inc., today released its 1997-98 edition of Just The Facts, a compilation of important data about New York State. Among the 54 tables in the booklet are statistics showing: New York State's job growth continues to lag that of the nation
24
Jun
1997
Legislators have passed a bill that exempts Internet access services from sales tax. The Business Council supported the bill.The bill is designed to preserve in law an exemption that was first given administratively, at Governor Pataki's direction, in January 1997