Don't Block NY Building 

This coalition consists of nearly 50 statewide and regional business and economic development leaders who are urging state lawmakers to ensure prosperity and competitive jobs for all New Yorkers. When state lawmakers provide a level playing field, New York businesses and workers can build a future we all can be proud of.


That also means opposing measures like expanding the definition of public work, which would mean that almost all construction projects in the state would cost up to 25% more due to prevailing wage! That means fewer projects and fewer jobs.



Don’t Block NY Building aims to encourage economic development throughout New York State while supporting fair, competitive wages. This can be achieved by encouraging public-private partnerships to ensure New York remains competitive and attractive for future growth. With a level playing field, more jobs will be created and more investment in development and construction will be spur greater economic opportunity for all New Yorkers. 


What's at Stake

Legislation currently being considered in Albany — S.1947 (Ramos) / A.1261 (Bronson) — would dramatically increase the cost of current and future construction and development projects in New York. With this added cost, fewer projects will be built, economic development would undoubtedly suffer and there will be fewer jobs for New Yorkers.


Coalition Members

  • Business Council of New York State
  • Real Estate Board of New York
  • Associated Builders and Contractors – Empire State Chapter
  • American Council of Engineering Companies of New York
  • American Institute of Architects New York State
  • Associated General Contractors – New York State
  • Association for a Better Long Island
  • Buffalo Niagara Partnership
  • Business Council of Westchester
  • Capital Region Builders & Remodelers Association
  • Capital Region Chamber
  • Center State CEO
  • Chemung County Chamber of Commerce
  • Commerce Chenango
  • Cortland County Chamber of Commerce
  • Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Food Industry Alliance of New York State
  • Fulton County Center for Regional Growth
  • Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce
  • Habitat for Humanity NY
  • Healthcare Association of New York State
  • Home Builders & Remodelers of Central New York
  • Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation
  • Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce
  • LeadingAge New York
  • Long Island Association
  • Long Island Builders Institute
  • MACNY (Manufacturing Association of Central and Upstate New York)
  • Mohawk Valley EDGE
  • National Federation of Independent Business – New York
  • New York State Association for Affordable Housing
  • New York State Association of REALTORS
  • New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association
  • North Country Chamber of Commerce
  • Northeast Charter Schools Network
  • Northeastern Subcontractors Association
  • NYS Builders Association
  • NYS Economic Development Council
  • Rochester Home Builders' Association
  • Rockland Business Association
  • Seneca County Chamber of Commerce
  • Steuben County IDA
  • Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Unshackle Upstate
  • Westchester County Association
  • and Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce, among others

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