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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
04
Oct
2018
Albany, N.Y. - The Business Council of New York State Political Action Committee (PAC) today released the following 2018 Legislative endorsements. Endorsements are based on legislators’ voting records, and their engagement with The Business Council on our advocacy agenda. Both incumbents and challengers are asked to proactively seek our endorsement and complete candidate questionnaires in order to be considered for endorsement
20
Sep
2018
Lawmaker grades up across the board. Republican conferences in both houses outperformed their Democratic counterparts. ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State, Inc., today issued its legislative scorecard for the combined 2017 and 2018 legislative sessions. The Council has issued post-session assessments covering each two-year state legislative session since 2009
12
Sep
2018
Honorees named for Corning Award, Member of the Year and Chamber of the Year ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State, Inc., today announced the winners of this year’s Annual Meeting awards. The Annual Meeting is the Council’s signature event, held each year at The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, NY