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OPINION: No surprise, New York’s business-tax climate ranks second worst again

By Justin Wilcox


For overburdened employers across New York state, the Tax Foundation’s new 2023 State Business Tax Climate Index is anything but surprising. 

New York’s business-tax climate — the second worst in the nation for the fifth year in a row — makes it very difficult for small businesses to grow and succeed. 

We need our leaders in Albany to step up and deliver broad-based tax relief in 2023. That relief is essential to restoring our economy, reviving our communities, and reclaiming the title of the Empire State.                     

Justin Wilcox, executive director of Upstate United, which says it is a non-partisan, pro-taxpayer, pro-economic growth, education and advocacy coalition made up of business and trade organizations from all parts of upstate New York. This article is drawn from an Oct. 25 statement he issued.