• Staten Island Advance

    GoBizNYC provides Staten Island small businesses with a direct pipeline to candidates for elected office

    By Tracey Porpora/Staten Island Advance 

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Carol DiMarco, owner of Blue Label Design, a full-service print distributor in Dongan Hills, hopes her concerns about running a small business will now be heard via GoBizNYC, a new coalition launched on Wednesday that gives New York City entrepreneurs a voice in the political realm.

    GoBizNYC is comprised of small businesses, startups, chambers of commerce, trade associations, and civic and community groups collectively representing over 20,000 enterprises across the city. It aims to engage the small business community about issues that affect the broader New York City economy.

    GoBizNYC pledges to provide small business leaders with a platform to raise their issues and concerns with candidates for elected office, as well as with the media and each other. 

  • New York Times

    Small Businesses, With Group, Seek Greater Say in New York City’s Policies


    Concerned about fines, taxes and regulation in New York, a new coalition of small-business owners is organizing to try to influence legislation and city policy.

    Brought together under the aegis of the Partnership for New York City, a group better known for supporting the city’s major financial firms, the coalition, to be called GoBizNYC, will seek to amplify the voice of small businesses in the city’s political process, said Stu Loeser, the group’s spokesman and a former press secretary for Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

    The group, which will include the chambers of commerce for each borough, will push for the formation of a small-business caucus in the City Council and will seek to become a source for elected officials and candidates on small business concerns.

    The formation of the group reflects a frustration among small-business owners that has become an issue in the mayoral campaign, where many candidates are pledging to address concerns about fines and regulation.

  • Partnership for New York City

    Partnership for New York City Releases NYC Jobs Blueprint

    Business Community Urges Next Mayor to Stay on a Path of Growth and Global Leadership

    Over Thirty Specific Recommendations that Business Will Partner with Government and Others to Achieve,  Including: NYC 2020 Jobs Challenge; Integrated Education, Job Placement & Workforce Development System;  New Tax Credits & Services to Encourage Job Creation and Growth of Tech & Creative Industries, including “New “ Manufacturing; Permanent Innovation Advocacy Organization

    Partnership Announces $20M Commitment to Jumpstart
    Urban Tech Campuses to Provide Flexible, Affordable Live-Work Space

    The Partnership for New York City today released the NYC Jobs Blueprint, an in-depth analysis of the state of New York City’s economy and a comprehensive set of forward-looking recommendations for what the next Mayor can do, with the help of employers, educators and organized labor, to accelerate job growth and expand opportunity for all New Yorkers. Based on eight months of work and hundreds of interviews with labor, business, civic and academic leaders, the recommendations focus on five key areas: more and better jobs; better educated and skilled workers; infrastructure that provides greater connectivity and accessibility; a safe and affordable living environment; and an efficient, disciplined, and well-run city government.

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