Bob Duffy Statement on State of the State

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy released the following statement in response to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2020 State of the State address:

Duffy said, “Governor Cuomo set forth an ambitious agenda for New York in his 2020 State of the State address. Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is pleased to support his proposals to ease the tax burden on small businesses, invest in developing the workforce of the future, and continue economic development programs like the Regional Economic Development Councils and the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, New York State has made unprecedented investments in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region, upstate unemployment has dropped to 3.7%, and New York has experienced 36 consecutive periods of job growth. As the 2020 legislative session in Albany unfolds, Rochester Chamber plans to passionately advocate on behalf of our members to promote their growth and prosperity.”