Business Council member Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) hosted the New York Tech Valley Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, last week. The program challenged high school students to use STEM skills to design and build a robot that competed against each other.
Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., Business Council president and CEO, joined RPI President Shirley Ann Jackson and Elliott Masie, CEO of the Masie Center and General Electric Global Research Director Mark Little (pictured) to help the more than 1,000 high school students attending cheer on the teams and encourage them to pursue their math and science skills.
Several Business Council members, RPI, GE, National Grid, Time Warner Cable, and Global Foundries, sponsored the competition.
The Finger Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics Competition will be held next week at Business Council member, the Rochester Institute of Technology and similar competitions will be held next week in New York City and on Long Island.
The Business Council supports and promotes FIRST Robotics as part of our education and workforce development initiative.
Yesterday, the Time Warner Cable News show Capital Tonight interviewed Ken Pokalsky, The Business Council’s vice president of government affairs, and Robert Cline, of Ernst and Young, about the recently release Public Policy Study analyzing the impact of Governor Cuomo’s proposed tax changes.
The report looks at the business tax cuts proposed by the Governor and provides economic modeling that shows dropping the corporate franchise tax rate, reducing property tax credits by 20 percent, and merging articles 9 and 32 would produce 14,000 more jobs for New York by 2019 than it would see if there is no change in the law.
Pokalsky told host Nick Reisman that broad-based reforms coupled with reducing operating costs in highly productive sectors would lead to more jobs and better economy. Cline reiterated that it would make New York a more attractive place to do business.
Watch the full interview on the Time Warner Cable News website. You will need a Time Warner Cable ID and password to access the video.
The full report is available on the Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc. (PPI) website at www.ppinys.org or The Business Council of New York State, Inc. website at www.bcnys.org.
PPI is a non-partisan, tax-exempt 501 (c) 3 organization. It does not accept public funds and depends on the support of corporations, foundations and the public.
Time Warner Cable Business Class opened a data center in New York City today to provide businesses with a secure facility for their information technology assets. The 17,000 square-foot facility is located at 395 Hudson Street in Lower Manhattan and offers flexible space options to serve the needs of businesses of all sizes.
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