Business Council to join Small Business Day March 3

The Business Council of New York State will join with the National Federation of Independent Businesses/NY and a coalition of over a dozen pro-business organizations and associations to advocate for policies that protect and promote small business on March 3 at the New York State Capitol and Legislative Office Building.

“The Business Council is pleased to be part of Small Business Day 2015,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO. “New Yorkers need jobs, and small business is a job creation engine. We are participating in Small Business day to talk about issues that impose unnecessary costs and restrictions on small business and entrepreneurs, with the goal of improving the state’s overall business, investment and job creation climate.”

The Business Council’s legislative session priorities include holding state spending to under 2-percent growth, simplifying and easing the regulatory burden that large and small businesses face; reforming workers’ compensation regulations to reduce cost and preserve quality care repealing the state’s antiquated Scaffold Law by adopting a standard that assigns proportional negligence similar to that in place for other forms of liability.