Upstate Businesses Say Renzi Is The ‘Pro-Jobs Candidate’

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Two of Upstate New York’s largest and most prominent business groups are adding their strong support to State Senate candidate Dave Renzi, calling him the best choice for bringing new jobs to the region and revitalizing the Upstate economy.

MACNY, the Manufacturers Association of Central New York, and the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce each picked Renzi over incumbent Darrel Aubertine. The endorsements follow last week’s announcement from NFIB/NY, which represents 7,000 local small businesses, that it also is backing Renzi.

MACNY said it weighed the candidates based on the strength of their ideas to lower taxes, reduce energy costs, reform Albany, and fix Medicaid and workers compensation, and chose Renzi as the candidate “who best will champion our sector’s best interests.”

“David Renzi clearly defined his stances on some key issues to manufacturing, such as property tax relief, eliminating taxes for manufacturers and expanding capacity of state energy to attract and retain good paying manufacturing jobs,” MACNY said.

The Greater Syracuse Chamber, Upstate NY’s largest business group, which represents companies in Oswego County and beyond, said Renzi “supports the tax cap, reforming the Wicks mandate, increasing energy generation capacity including nuclear power in Oswego County, state funded incentives and assistance to achieve streamlines services in localities and consolidation of redundant functions. He sees huge potential to make a difference for the 48th Senate District which he believes is not receiving enough support and attention in Albany.”

“Small businesses, family firms and now larger industry are recognizing that my ideas offer the best prescription for revitalizing our economy and bringing new jobs to the region,” said Renzi. “As Senator, I’ll make job creation a top priority, because the future of our region depends on it.”

Renzi recognizes the need to change the way Albany does business, and has outlined an innovative plan to attract new industry and jobs to the region, with new tax incentives for small business that creates jobs, cutting red tape and steering more low-cost power to local businesses.

By contrast, Renzi’s opponent said he would work to stop job outsourcing, but then failed to introduce any job-protecting legislation, nor has he ever spoken on the Senate floor to defend Upstate businesses and jobs.