Assembly Passes Small Business Package

Measures designed to aid minority and women-owned businesses, small businesses seeking niche markets
March 31, 2008
Albany – Last week the Assembly passed a package of small business legislation designed to give small businesses the help they need to thrive in New York State. Five of the bills passed in this package were sponsored by Assemblywoman Joan Millman.

Due to the recent downturn in the economy, it is crucial that small and minority and women-owned businesses are given the tools they need to compete in the marketplace. By increasing and strengthening the pool of companies vying for government contracts both the state and economy stand to benefit.

“The success of small businesses is vital to the success of New York’s communities,” Millman said. “While large corporations have established inroads to access state or federal aid, small companies are too often overlooked. We should always encourage the drive and successes of New York’s small businesses and entrepreneurs.”