Greater Rochester Chamber Statement on State of the State Address

ROCHESTER, NY (January 11, 2021) Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy issued the following statement in response to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2021 State of the State Address:

Duffy said, “It has been a long and challenging 11 months for the Finger Lakes region, and yet as the Governor alluded, the fight is not over. We need to conquer COVID-19 and reopen our businesses. We need to address inequities and disparities to ensure safety and opportunity for all. We need to revive and reinvigorate our economy.

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce supports the Governor’s “Reimagine, Rebuild, Renew” agenda and its proposals to address the critical issues facing New York, create new opportunities for employment and revenue, and safely reopen and reenergize our regional economy.

We agree with the Governor that this is a critical time for New York State and the Finger Lakes region to learn and grow from the challenges that we have faced, and take strategic action to prepare for what the future might hold. We look forward to working with the Governor and his team in the coming year to jumpstart New York's economic resurgence, and create a safer, more just state.”