Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed legislation that will create “small business liaisons” at five key state agencies.
The position will be created within the Departments of:
- Agriculture and Markets
- Environmental Conservation
- Taxation and Finance
The liaisons, who must be existing agency employees, are tasked with:
- Serving as a direct point of contact for small businesses
- Providing basic information on the agency & regulations
- Helping businesses navigate the agency and find correct points of contact
This legislation will help small businesses navigate state bureaucracy. The BNP submitted a memorandum in support of this legislation in February.
The BNP thanks Sen. George Borrello, Sen. Ed Rath, and Asm. Michael Norris for co-sponsoring this important legislation.
We will share with you the contact information for each liaison once appointed.