Assemblyman Tom McKevitt (R,C,I-East Meadow) today announced that he has been appointed to serve on the Assembly Small Business Committee. His appointment to the committee makes him the first and only member from Nassau County to serve on the committee in this legislative session.
“I am honored to have been tapped to serve on the Small Business Committee,” McKevitt said. “My appointment will help strengthen the voice in the State Assembly for the small businesses throughout Nassau County.”
The Assembly Small Business Committee addresses legislation and issues that have a unique impact on the small business community. The committee works with the Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce, and Industry Committee to help foster a climate of growth for small businesses.
Nearly 98 percent of all businesses in New York are small businesses, making up an estimated 52 percent of total employment in the state.
McKevitt noted that his appointment to the Small Business Committee would allow him to take a proactive role in advocating for tax relief for small businesses. He also pledged to work with his colleagues on the committee in a bipartisan fashion to establish a wide-ranging package of measures that will foster renewed entrepreneurship and provide tax relief for small businesses.
“The future of small business depends on reducing burdensome taxes and the high cost of doing business in New York,” McKevitt remarked. “Small businesses are the backbone of the state’s economy and we owe it to them to provide the best possible economic environment that will lead to an era of growth and prosperity.”