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Partnership Statement on Governor Hochul’s 2022 State of the State Message

January 05, 2022


Katy Feinberg

“Governor Hochul’s first State of the State message demonstrates that she is prioritizing the issues that matter most to New Yorkers as we struggle to emerge from the pandemic: health, safety, and financial security,” said Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of the Partnership for New York City. “Her workforce development initiatives are aimed squarely at the population that needs new skills to succeed in the post-pandemic digital economy. Employers are ready to step up in support of her plan to embed training and hiring programs in the state’s economic development agenda. She has also reaffirmed the state’s critical role in producing affordable housing, with a multibillion-dollar increase in capital commitments to expand homeownership, enable the creation of accessory dwelling units and convert obsolete commercial properties to residential use. The business community welcomes the governor’s practical and smart approach to addressing the challenges ahead as we strive to maintain our state’s competitive advantage in the global economy.”