Families First


Important steps forward have been made in improving our economy, and now is the time to build on that progress. A renewed commitment to creating good-paying jobs and ensuring that communities across the state have the resources they need gives everyone the opportunity to get ahead and provide for their families.

The NYS Assembly would promote job growth by:
  • Investing in economic development and infrastructure
  • Helping small businesses succeed
  • Supporting the success of minority- and women-owned businesses

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Local Governments Committee Chair William Magnarelli and Economic Development, Commerce, Industry and Job Creation Committee Chair Robin Schimminger today announced that $19.5 million in funding restorations for economic development funding is included in the approved 2015-16 SFY Budget. "In this budget, the Assembly continues its commitment to invest in economic development programs that benefit local economies ...
April 1, 2015

Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte successfully shepherded her signature bill, enhancing business opportunities for Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs), through the Assembly today, noting the importance of encouraging and promoting meaningful participation in municipal contracts, particularly in the City of New York.