Providing Opportunities for
Work and Prosperity

Assemblyman Will Barclay
Will Barclay is Working
Today for a Better Tomorrow

Dear Friend:

With our state’s abundant natural resources, world-class educational facilities and dedicated work force, New York has all the tools necessary for businesses to thrive. Despite all these positive characteristics, many of our state’s businesses are suffering under burdensome taxes, regulations and energy costs. The business-friendly initiatives I have proposed will help strengthen the bedrock of our economy – manufacturing, small business and tourism.

Please take a moment to review some of the programs I have supported and developed to put New York back on track to create jobs, strengthen our economy and enhance the lives of all Onondaga and Oswego County residents.

If you have any questions about this or any other state matter, please call my office at 598-5185, or e-mail me at:


Manufacturing – Key to Central New York’s Economy

  • Community College Workforce Development Expansion – Provide funding to community colleges so students can be trained in the latest technologies.

  • Increase Utilization of Workforce Investment Board/Workforce Training Funds – More manufacturers can take advantage of available training funds at local community colleges to improve their businesses.

  • Manufacturer’s State Tax Credit – Create a tax credit for manufacturers equal to 2.5 percent of a new employee’s salary for each new job created.

Support for Small Businesses

  • Increase Main Street Revitalization – Provide grants to upgrade and renovate downtown and main street facades.

  • Small Business Health Insurance Tax Credit – Provide business income tax credits to small-business owners who provide health insurance to their employees.

  • Small Business Training Tax Credit – Provide a tax credit equal to the amount expended by businesses that provide job training to upgrade, retain or improve the productivity or skill level of their employees.

Tourism Initiatives

  • Hunting and Fishing Task Force – I have been appointed chairman of this task force that will develop legislation and make recommendations to strengthen and expand the hunting and fishing industries.

  • Discover New York Tourism Website – Feature information about the four “Discover New York” programs (History, Bicycling, Fish New York and Agri-Tourism) on the Internet for 24-hour access.

Assemblyman Barclay:
200 North Second Street • Fulton, NY 13069 • (315) 598-5185