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Covid-19 dominates Partnership’s advocacy agenda

Each year, the region’s largest business group spotlights what it considers the most pressing issues to push for at the state and federal level. The pandemic is top of mind on this year’s advocacy agenda, as some businesses struggle to fully reopen and unemployment remains high.

Report breaks down economic impact of COVID-19 on each NYS county

From March to May, the New York saw a 28% decrease in taxable sales, compared to the stretch in 2019. From June to August, restrictions started to ease, and more money started flowing. During that time, the state saw 9% less taxable sales in a year over year comparison. Some counties even saw growth in that time, including Erie County.