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Helming highlights challenges faced by Upstate NY businesses

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State Senator Pam Helming voiced concerns over the worsening business conditions in New York, referencing a Siena College Research Institute survey. The survey, involving nearly 600 business leaders, revealed that 67% believe business conditions are deteriorating, with a significant portion attributing the state government as a detriment to business operations.


Helming pointed out the challenges faced by businesses due to high taxes, regulatory changes, and the state’s ambitious all-electric energy goals. She proposed several measures to alleviate these burdens, including tax reductions, regulatory relief, and investment in local infrastructure to support business growth and attract new investments to the region.

Emphasizing the potential for positive change, Helming called on the Legislature to act in support of job creators, underscoring the importance of a diverse and innovative regional economy. Her call to action aims to improve conditions for businesses, ensuring the health and stability of communities across New York.