Assemblyman Gabryszak Named to Assembly’s Economic Development Committee
April 19, 2010

Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak (D Cheektowaga) announced he has been appointed to serve on the Assembly Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry – an appointment he says will help the region’s working families and improve the local economy.

“As chair of the task force on university-industry cooperation, I’m involved in various pieces of legislation involving economic development, which makes serving on the committee an appropriate appointment,” Assemblyman Gabryszak said. “This opportunity provides me with another avenue to express the voice of my constituents and fight for what is most important to them – improving our economy and bring jobs to Western New York.”

Assemblyman Gabryszak also sits on the energy committee. He has been active in writing several pieces of legislation that would improve the economy, help universities and create job growth. Gabryszak is a co-sponsor of legislation for the Power Solutions Program, which will provide technical and financial assistance to businesses to improve energy efficiency and create on site power supplies (A.10053). The measure improves economic development coordination between state agencies and businesses.

“The Power Solutions Program will make an impact in several ways by improving economic development, employment levels and effect decisions to retain, attract or expand businesses,” Assemblyman Gabryszak said. “This will also streamline the coordination process between state agencies and businesses, saving time and enhancing efficiency.”

Assemblyman Gabryszak also sponsored other legislation to boost the economy, including:

  • A bill that would authorize unallocated expansion or replacement power to be used in a Western New York economic development fund. This would expand the New- York Power Authority to assist with the economic development in Western NY (A.8712-A).
  • A bill to partner industrial resurgence programs for the state’s small and midsized businesses which addresses engineering problems and processes to improve industrial competitiveness. The legislation also provides New York companies with technical assistance on research projects so they can obtain federal and other funding (A.9751-A).

“Creating jobs and boosting the economy is a top priority for western New York,” Assemblyman Gabryszak said. “This is an exciting opportunity for me and I look forward to working with my fellow colleagues create solutions to our state’s economic challenges.”

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