Unshackle Upstate Responds to Comptroller DiNapoli’s Employment Report

Posted: Aug 10th, 2015

“The State Comptroller’s reporton state employment trends shows that despite some bright spots, the Upstate economy continues to struggle. In other words, there is much work that needs to be done in Albany to improve Upstate’s economic outlook.

The state government’s propensity for high taxes, excessive spending and over-regulation – which may be sustainable in the New York City region – simply does not serve the needs of Upstate businesses, local governments and residents.

Upstate New York will never reach its full potential until Albany takes real steps to make Upstate business-friendly. What will it take? Real tax relief, addressing our sky-high energy costs, and reducing the costs of running a business, such as Workers’ Compensation. 

We understand the challenges facing Upstate. What we need is the political will to change what hasn’t been working for the last 50 years.”