Katz Delivers Keynote Address At Brewster Chamber Of Commerce Meeting

Focuses on job creation and assisting businesses
May 23, 2011
Pictured above from left to right, Brewster Chamber of Commerce President Geoffrey Reinwald and Executive Director Rose Z. Aglieco stand with Assemblyman Steve Katz.
Assemblyman Steve Katz (R,C,I–Yorktown) delivered the keynote address at the Brewster Chamber of Commerce’s May 19 meeting in which he discussed the importance of opening New York’s doors to greater business development as well as his plans to make New York more business friendly. The talk coincided with the 48th Annual Small Business Week.

“According to the Tax Foundation, the Empire State ranks dead last in business climate,” said Katz. “We have let valuable job creators slip through our fingers because of the countless regulations on business owners combined with the high price of doing business in New York due to its sky-high tax rates. New York must become a ‘Let’s do business’ state.”

In his remarks, Katz also stressed the importance of cooperation and unity in legislative efforts to remove red tape in New York. Katz and his Assembly colleagues agree that the government’s role related to doing business here has become so aggressive it is almost impossible for entrepreneurs to start a new company or for current firms to remain profitable and continue to hire new employees.

“Violations in the thousands of dollars for minor things such as a dead light bulb in an exit sign are indications that Albany’s business regulations have become obstacles to job creation and long-term economic development,” said Katz. “When we dig into the pockets of our job creators, they can no longer afford to hire new workers nor retain current positions. With approximately 800,000 New Yorkers out of work, it is unconscionable to support the status quo. We need more jobs and, therefore, a renewed commitment to reform, now.”

Assemblyman Katz continued to push his message of the importance of small-business job creators during Small Business Week at a Small Business Roundtable discussion with Congresswoman Nan Hayworth and other elected officials in Newburgh also held last week.

Katz encourages his constituents to keep the conversation going by contacting his district office to schedule an appointment at 845-279-5301 so that he may hear your issues or concerns.