“Under Gov. Cuomo, strategic investments through the Regional Economic Development Councils have reversed New York’s reputation for being anti-business.” Hochul said. “As I travel across the state, I meet with business owners to get a better understanding of the challenges they face. I look forward to continuing our work to bring jobs and prosperity to neighborhoods like Jackson Heights.”
State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) guided Hochul’s tour of the Roosevelt Avenue business corridor. In the past two months, Peralta visited 150 stores and restaurants in the district, from Jackson Heights and Corona shops to stores in Astoria, Elmhurst and East Elmhurst..
“She had an opportunity to tour the most diverse area in the state and got an assorted taste of the most traditional stores located in our community,” Peralta said. The lieutenant governor had the opportunity to speak with several business owners in an effort to learn first-hand what are the main preoccupations they are facing as the economy continues to improve.”
During the two-hour visit, Hochul visited 10 small businesses. Among the participants at the roundtable discussion were representatives of Community Boards 3 and 4, the New York State Restaurant, Bar & Lounge Association, the 82nd Street Partnership and several business owners.
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