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10
Nov
2021
“The Business Council applauds the New York State Congressional Delegation members who supported the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Despite the misinformation and political backlash surrounding the vote, this bill is an investment of over $500 billion into the nation’s infrastructure with approximately $27 billion in assets to New York State to update and repair critical infrastructure, which is a win for everyone, including taxpayers, businesses, and the economy
09
Nov
2021
The first day of the 2021 Annual Environment Conference featured two important sessions, including a state regulatory update and an introduction to the new executive administration. The event began with welcome remarks from the staff of The Business Council, which led to our feature speakers that included representatives from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
27
Oct
2021
The Business Council Opposes Proposition 2 - Environmental Rights Amendment On November 2, New Yorkers will be voting on five proposed amendments to the state’s constitution. While three election-related amendments have received the most public attention to date, the proposal with the greatest potential impact on New York’s economy is Proposition 2
29
Sep
2021
Statement from The Business Council of New York State on the Federal Infrastructure Bill “The Business Council supports the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and would like to urge swift passage, including full support from the New York State delegation. Despite misinformation, this is an investment of over $500 billion into the nation’s infrastructure with approximately $27 billion in assets to New York State
22
Sep
2021
Governor Hochul to Address The Business Council’s Annual Meeting at The Sagamore Resort  Governor Hochul’s Appearance Will Follow Panel of Former State-Wide Elected Officials  ALBANY – Governor Kathy Hochul will speak at The Business Council’s Annual Meeting on Friday, September 24, at The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing
15
Sep
2021
Pace Business Poll: 65% of Businesses will be Stronger after Pandemic The Lubin School of Business Surveys New York City, Westchester, Rockland and Long Island Businesses Businesses Remain Optimistic, but Challenges Remain   NEW YORK & PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. (September 15, 2021) -- A majority of businesses surveyed in New York City, Westchester, and Long Island say they will be stronger after the pandemic, and half of respondents reported being optimistic about the future of business in New York, according to a recently released Pace Business Poll
01
Sep
2021
Former State-Wide Elected Officials to Lead Political Climate Panel at The Business Council’s 2021 Annual Meeting  David Paterson, H. Carl McCall, and Dennis Vacco To Discuss Today’s Political Landscape  ALBANY – Former Political Reporter and current Managing Director at Marathon Strategies, Liz Benjamin, will moderate a three-person panel at The Business Council’s upcoming Annual Meeting, discussing the role of politics in today’s world including the divide among moderates and those on the far end of each political party
18
Aug
2021
The Business Council of New York State to Join U.S. Chamber of Commerce, MACNY, Discussing the Need for Infrastructure Action ALBANY – On Thursday, August 19 leaders from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Council of New York State, and Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY) will host a press call to discuss the urgent need for federal action in order to invest in and modernize America’s infrastructure
10
Aug
2021
“These unfortunate events have again highlighted the fact that there is no place for sexual harassment, especially in the workplace. As we turn the page, we look forward to working with soon-to-be Governor Kathy Hochul, who we believe will be a strong leader in her attempts to create stability in New York
05
Aug
2021
Former Corning Enterprises President Thomas Tranter to Receive The Business Council’s ‘Corning Award for Excellence’ The Vandervort Group Named 2021 Member of the Year Recipient     ALBANY – G. Thomas Tranter, former President and Director of Community and Government Affairs for Corning Enterprises, has been named the recipient of the 2021 Corning Award for Excellence by The Business Council of New York State Inc