Curran Urges Focus On Jobs, Economy As Session End Approaches

Assemblyman sponsors bill to promote jobs in New York
June 15, 2011

Assemblyman Brian Curran (Lynbrook – 14th A.D.) is sponsoring legislation that would develop a “Made in New York” program and create a temporary state commission aimed at enhancing job growth and economic prosperity throughout the state by encouraging redevelopment of New York’s once thriving manufacturing sector. The commission will be comprised by representatives from New York’s labor, education, business and economic development sectors.

“This legislation promotes businesses in our state and fosters job creation while encouraging our residents to buy products made in New York. The commission will develop a comprehensive plan to get New York back on the road to being the manufacturing powerhouse it once was,” said Curran. “With 800,000 residents currently unemployed in this state, we need to be doing everything we can to encourage job growth.”

Assembly bill 6622 will enhance business and industry through cooperation with colleges and universities and develop a comprehensive strategy to rebuild New York’s manufacturing sector. Sadly, New York has experienced significant decline in the manufacturing industry; just 30 years ago it was the largest manufacturing state in the nation.

“As the end of this year’s legislative session quickly approaches we need to refocus and concentrate on New Yorkers’ number one concern – jobs. In this tough economy, we need to enact measures that will promote business, create jobs and get New York back on track, which is exactly what my bill does,” said Curran.