News

28
Feb
2019
Statement from The Business Council of New York State President/CEO Heather Briccetti regarding the State's decision to drop Call in Pay rules -   “This is positive news for many New York businesses, especially small businesses that would have struggled with the scheduling mandates and increased labor costs imposed by the draft rule
26
Feb
2019
Expanding prevailing wages in New York State is not good for business. We have joined with nearly 30 other business, building, construction, economic development, health care and affordable housing groups in a push to Keep New York competitive and economic development moving forward. As part of Don’t Block NY Building we opposing legislation that would artificially inflate the cost of future construction, while also discouraging public-private partnership throughout New York State
25
Feb
2019
Senior Director of Government Affairs, Darren Suarez, submits the comments regarding Local Law #2 of 2018 in the Town of Coeymans. click here. /sites/default/files/2019-02/TBC Comments on Local Law 2.pdf
14
Feb
2019
Statement from Vice President Ken Pokalsky on Amazon Leaving New York City:   “It is incredibly disappointing for New York to be losing out on one of the largest economic development opportunities in its history. The project would have provided tremendous economic benefits to the state and produced massive returns on its incentive package including estimates of over $1 billion a year in state and city revenue
13
Feb
2019
Senior Director of Government Affairs, Darren Suarez, testified Tuesday on the Climate and Community Protection Act. To read the testimony, click here. Climate Community Protection Act Senate Testimony
12
Feb
2019
Testimony to Senate Finance Committee and Assembly Ways and Means Committee FY 2020 Executive Budget: Taxation and other Business Issues   Presented by Kenneth J. Pokalsky Vice President   February 12, 2019     My name is Ken Pokalsky and I am Vice President of The Business Council of New York State, Inc
03
Jan
2019
The Business Council has once again signed on as sponsor of the Siena Research Institute's Upstate Business Leaders' Survey.  The Business Leaders Study measures the perceptions that business leaders have of the current and future business conditions for Upstate New York including: business leaders’ confidence, expectations for revenues, profits, labor force and challenges for the year ahead
14
Nov
2018
Albany, N.Y. – The Public Policy Institute, the research arm of The Business Council of New York State, Inc., today released a report showing the impact of manufacturing jobs in the state and how New York compares to other states across the country. “Manufacturing continues to provide a significant share of private sector jobs and wages in many areas of New York State, especially upstate, with compensation well above average levels in virtually all parts of the state,” said Ken Pokalsky, Vice President, The Business Council of New York State, Inc
22
Oct
2018
Albany, N.Y. - The Business Council of New York State’s Political Action Committee (PAC) today announced its support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for a third term as governor of New York State. The following is a statement from The Business Council’s President and CEO, Heather C. Briccetti, Esq.   “First, let me say this was a challenging decision for us
18
Oct
2018
Albany, N.Y. - The Business Council of New York State Political Action Committee (PAC) today released the following 2018 Legislative endorsements: Business Council PAC Senate endorsements:   Joseph A. Griffo (R, 47th) - incumbent James L. Seward (R, 51st) – incumbent Daphne Jordan (R, 43rd)     Business Council PAC Assembly endorsement:   Michael J