30 Violations Will be Eliminated Altogether, Fines Will be Reduced for 49 Violations, and Cure Periods and First-Time Warnings Will Be Introduced for 39 Violations  Reforms Will Save New York City Small Businesses Approximately $8.9 Million Annually, Far Surpassing Previous Administration Efforts to Cut Red Tape New York City MayorContinue Reading

Photo: The All-Nite Images from NY, NY, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons BET Awards $100,000 in Grants to 10 Harlem Small Businesses as part of Ongoing Commitment to COVID-19 Recovery BET, a subsidiary of Paramount Global, in partnership by 125th Street BID and the Apollo, announced today theContinue Reading

Family and Employee-Owned Company to Retain 228 Employees, Add 215 Jobs in Western New York Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that Great Lakes Cheese broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing and packaging plant in Franklinville and Farmersville. With a capital investment of more than $518 million, the project isContinue Reading

Photo: @nycgov Speech at Historic Kings Theatre Reviews Achievements in Early Months of Adams Administration and Previews Roadmap to Deliver Safer, More Equitable City for All Mayor Also Unveils $99.7 Billion Balanced FY23 Executive Budget, Making Forward-Thinking Investments While Remaining Fiscally Responsible Mayor’s Address Focuses on Four Themes: Creating aContinue Reading

New Office Will Target State’s Workforce Development Efforts Toward Regional Businesses’ Needs and Workers’ Long-Term Success   Office Will Lead Broader $350 Million Workforce Development Initiative Approved in FY 2023 Budget, Including New Grant Programs That Will Primarily Support Employer-Driven, High-Skilled Workforce Training Programs  Input from Businesses in New Survey Will Inform Demand-Driven Workforce Development ModelContinue Reading

Department of Financial Services Issues New Guidance to New York Regulated Banks to Increase Availability of Low-Cost Banking Services  State-Regulated Banks can now offer “Bank On” Certified Accounts to meet their Affordable Banking Requirements  Access to Low-Cost Accounts is Fundamental to Financial Health so Low-Income New Yorkers have Affordable, FDIC-Insured Banking Options to ProtectContinue Reading

Release of FEIS Triggers 30-Day Public Review Period and Keeps Project on Schedule for Fall 2022 Groundbreaking Transformative Project Will Remove Aging Viaduct and Restore Community Grid to Improve Mobility and Reconnect Neighborhoods in Downtown Syracuse I-81 Supported by Governor Hochul’s $32.8 Billion State Capital Plan Which Promotes Equity, ConnectivityContinue Reading

52 Licenses are the First Granted for New York’s Adult-Use Cannabis Program, Licenses for Already Operating Hemp Farms Across New York  Awarding of Licenses Advances Seeding Opportunity Initiative   Medical Home Cultivation Regulations are Approved for a Second Round of Public Comment  Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the Cannabis ControlContinue Reading

Ten EVolve NY EV Fast Chargers Planned for LaGuardia Airport, to Open in 2023 High-speed EVolve NY Network Expanding to 100 Chargers Throughout New York State, Making EVs Easier to Drive and Decarbonizing Transportation Sector Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that New York State electric vehicle programs and an EV test track powered byContinue Reading