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14
May
2019
May 14, 2019     Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor Executive Chamber State Capitol Albany, NY  12224     Dear Governor Cuomo:   The Business Council of New York State believes the economic vitality of our community is at risk if the Northeast Supply Enhancement project (NESE) is not approved and built
07
May
2019
Statement from Patrick Bailey, Director of Communications, The Business Council of New York State: “T-Mobile’s continued commitment to New York State, and the Rochester area in particular, is exciting news for the entire region. The economic benefits and creation of private sector jobs are far reaching from the construction of a new facility, to the commitment of more than 1,000 long term positions that will generate more than $70 million annually in salaries
03
May
2019
The Business Council of New York State Applauds Investment In Workforce Development Programs  $175 Million Initiative Will Help Grow Pipeline Between Education and Businesses   Albany, NY – The Business Council of New York State, Inc., the statewide chamber of commerce for New York, praised the recent announcement by Governor Cuomo to invest $175 million in Workforce Development initiatives
22
Apr
2019
The Business Council's Response to ON Semiconductor's Investment in the Hudson Valley    From Ken Pokalsky, Vice President, The Business Council of New York State Inc.:   “Today’s announcement of significant private sector investment and job growth in the Hudson Valley is excellent news for the region and the State
10
Apr
2019
The Business Council of New York State’s Response to Executive Order Regarding Pipelines   From Heather Briccetti, President and CEO: “Today’s executive order is necessary to reestablish the integrity of the Water Quality Certification process, and to preclude individual states from arbitrarily and unscientifically denying permits for urgently needed energy infrastructure
01
Apr
2019
Below is a statement from the 40+ member coalition The Business Council of New York State Inc., joined to fight back against the expansion of prevailing wages and the definition of public work.     Statement from Don’t Block NY Building Coalition on the FY 2020 New York State Budget   “The more than 40 organizations representing the interests of millions of New Yorkers that make up the Don’t Block NY Building coalition applaud the Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo for acting responsibly and removing language from the budget that would expand the definition of public works and impose construction prevailing wage on nearly all economic development in New York
01
Apr
2019
  The Business Council of New York State’s Response to FY 2020 Enacted Budget   Albany, NY – First, we congratulate the Governor, the Senate and the Assembly for making permanent the 2% property tax cap. The property cap, that we advocated for in 2011, has given homeowners and businesses alike substantial financial benefits and savings
21
Mar
2019
  Contact: Patrick Bailey (518.465.7511) For Immediate Release: March 21, 2019   Expansion of the 5-cent Bottle Return Law Will Shrink Revenue Streams of Private and Municipal Recycling Haulers    SPENCERPORT, NY – The Business Council of New York State stood with Erik Grimm of Suburban Disposal Corporation to oppose legislation to expand the Bottle Deposit Law in New York State
14
Mar
2019
  The Business Council of New York State Joins Members of New York’s Forested Economy to Oppose Current State Legislation Mandating the Elimination of Greenhouse Gas Emissions   Two Separate Proposals to Reduce Green House Gas Emissions are Expensive and Lack Technological Support   RENSSELAER, NY – The Business Council of New York State recently joined the Empire State Forest Products Association, and its members, to public oppose two separate legislative proposals, one of which calls for a 100% elimination of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions by 2050
06
Mar
2019
President/CEO Heather Briccetti Esq., recently penned an op/ed in the Westchester County Business Journal discussing the importance of meeting our diverse employment needs.   The op/ed is below:   Proprietary Colleges are Key to Meeting Our Employment Needs By Heather Briccetti    Among the greatest challenges facing employers in today’s near full-employment economy is securing qualified candidates to support their local needs – this includes those supporting core business roles such as those in high-demand STEM careers, healthcare, advanced manufacturing and information technology