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Hochul announces small business outreach tour, but the nearest one will be over an hour away from the Finger Lakes

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Governor Kathy Hochul announced the launch of a new small business outreach effort, led by the New York State Department of Labor, to help connect entrepreneurs to no-cost supports and services.

Unfortunately, the tour won’t make any stops in the Finger Lakes region, aside from a one-day visit to Rochester. That means small business owners in the Finger Lakes or Central New York regions will need to travel an hour or more to get access to these resources.

Representatives from the New York State Department of Labor, Departments of State and Tax and Finance, the Workers’ Compensation Board, and Empire State Development will travel the state to provide important information to small business owners on licensing, regulations, taxes, grants, training, and more.

“Small businesses are the core of New York’s economy – creating local jobs, reenergizing neighborhoods, and bringing communities together,” Governor Hochul said. “We are excited to bring no-cost resources directly to small businesses across the state to ensure they get the support they deserve.”

Here’s the schedule:

  • Tuesday, June 6, 8:30 a.m. – Mohawk Valley Community College, Information Technology Center, Utica
  • Tuesday, June 6, 5:30 p.m. – Hudson Valley Community College, Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Troy
  • Tuesday, June 13, 8:30 a.m. – Jacqueline Vito LoRusso Alumni & Visitor Center, 667 Grant Street, Buffalo
  • Wednesday, June 14, 8:30 a.m. – Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, 161 Chestnut Street, Rochester

Small businesses interested in attending can register via the Small Business Tour registration form.