New York has stepped up efforts to attract business to the state with a slick, two-year, $100 million marketing campaign that includes a new website and ads featuring celebrity New Yorkers, even as Bay State officials disputed the effectiveness of such campaigns.
With one month down, “The New New York Works for Business” website alone, thenewNY.com, has had “roughly” 23,000 unique visitors and just under 26,000 page views, said Andrew Zambelli, counselor to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Yeah, ask Dennis how business-friendly New York is. It's so business-friendly that he took his burgeoning holster business out of state to a more business-friendly area. Here's a tip, NY - rather than wasting millions of taxpayer dollars trying to lure businesses to NY, take a look at why businesses are fleeing the state in droves.
The other interesting thing was the response from MA:
But Michael Greeley, a general partner at the Boston venture-capital firm Flybridge Capital Partners, called New York’s campaign “brilliant” and said Massachusetts “suffers from not looking cool enough.”Right. See, that's the issue. MA isn't "cool" enough. NY is "cool" so businesses will overlook the insanely high cost of doing business and the overreaching nanny state (no trans fats! No large sodas!) to do business there. They'll gladly suffer on the global market through the higher prices they'll have to charge to stay in business, just so they can be located in New York.
Meanwhile, states like VA and TX are laughing all the way to the bank...
That is all.