If this doesn’t put Albany on notice, than I do not know what will. Talk about two states with very, very different attitudes towards economic development and small business.
Here is what NFIB/NY had to say earlier this week..
Albany (June 11, 2013) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today welcomed Texas Governor Rick Perry to New York and said that Empire State policymakers should be trying as aggressively as he is to accommodate private sector employers.
“Technology and transportation make it easier than ever for businesses to relocate and Governor Perry is coming here with a very appealing message,” said NFIB State Director Mike Durant. “New York tends to take businesses for granted and that’s a strategic mistake.”
Perry has been barnstorming blue states as part of a national campaign to lure business investors to Texas. His aggressive recruitment campaign has ruffled feathers among governors whose big-spending, pro-union policies make Perry’s pitch more effective.
“Texas doesn’t have an income tax, which is a huge advantage for small businesses there,” said Durant. “They have a better regulatory climate, a better legal climate and a lower cost of living.
“If you’re a small manufacturer in New York you can pretty easily move to Texas, keep more of your money, expand your business and hire more people,” he continued.
Durant noted that Perry’s visit will be accompanied by a substantial media buy to tell New York businesses more about Texas. The ad campaign isn’t nearly as costly as the star-studded commercials that Albany hopes will change its anti-business reputation.
“The difference between Texas and New York is that Texas is promoting real pro-business policies. New York is trying to create an image that isn’t matched by the policies,” he said.
For more information about NFIB, please visit www.nfib.com.