MACNY advocacy.


For over a century, MACNY has provided the manufacturing sector a collective and focused voice when advocating on issues that our pertinent to our critical sector. Our member driven advocacy efforts helps drive the statewide manufacturing agenda both in Washington and Albany, allowing members to engage with and build valuable relationships with lawmakers, advance key policy issues through pro-manufacturing and business legislation and awareness, and support pro-manufacturing and business candidates throughout the State and Federal election process.

Through our myriad of support services, lobbying efforts, research institute, political action committees and our partnerships through the Manufacturers Alliance, our voice is strong, and consistent: manufacturing is here to stay, and, with your help, stronger than ever.
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Statewide Voice for Manufacturing


MACNY advocates on behalf of its members with State and Federal lawmakers throughout the year, educating them on the complex issues of importance to the State’s manufacturing sector, ensuring they have the tools and information to make sound policy decisions. Each year, using direction from our collective manufacturing membership throughout the policy development process- we annually set a policy roadmap for MACNY to advocate on both in Albany and Washington.

Legislative Memos

Throughout the State and Federal legislative session, MACNY serves as the voice for manufacturing. We do so by tracking and monitoring key pieces of legislation, and distributing legislative memorandums either in support or opposition to active Bills. These memos are then sent to legislators as part of our ongoing efforts to advocate for sound business-friendly policy that will benefit the statewide. Full memos available for reading soon.

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Throughout the year, MACNY testifies frequently on behalf of the manufacturing sector, conveying the views of MACNY and its members on a broad range of issues to numerous governmental entities. Stay tuned to read previous testimony delivered by MACNY and MACNY members, as well as releases and media coverage on MACNY related testimony, hearings and issues.

Weekly Updates

MACNY produces weekly Government Affairs updates for its membership as a method to keep MACNY members engaged and up-to-date on advocacy efforts, upcoming events and policy information and the State and Federal level. This service provides our members with a quick snapshot of the most critical advocacy information to date that impacts the State’s manufacturing sector. Stay tuned to read review our archive of Weekly Government Affairs updates, or to learn more.

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Whether in agreement on an issue, or in opposition, an environment where healthy conversation, education and discourse is needed. Our advocacy events vary from educational Issue Series, Speakers series, lobby days and meetings with elected officials help cultivate education, awareness and accessibility for our membership. Click here to learn how you can get involved with MACNY quality advocacy events throughout the year, and help us shape the future of manufacturing policy.

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The only way we can make change is to advocate for it as a collective voice. When we sit down with or directly contact our State and Federal policymakers as a unifed group to discuss the challenges and opportunities our sector faces, it makes a difference. Stay tuned to learn about the many ways you can get involved with MACNY advocacy and help join our cause in making New York State a better place to do business.

Latest News

Legislative Memo // Support: The Empire State Apprenticeship Program

Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan Room 330, State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12247 Re: The Empire State Apprenticeship Program Dear Senator Flanagan: We request that the Senate support The Empire State Apprenticeship Program (hereinafter “ESAP”) in the final budget....

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Legislative Memo // Support: Real Property Tax Credit for Manufacturers

Real Property Tax Credit for Manufacturers Senate bill 2009-B Part TT The Manufacturers Alliance of New York State and its collective members strongly support the proposal to expand the 20% real property tax credit for manufacturers and increase the credit...

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Government Affairs Weekly Updates: Week of February 13, 2017

Workers Comp! Energy! Taxes! Come Join Us as We Educate Albany on Better Business Policy at the Manufacturers Alliance 2017 Lobby Day, March 1, 2017 Weekly Legislative Memo: Real Property Tax Elimination for Manufacturers In the News: "State Senators Present Manufacturing...

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Contact Karyn Burns at MACNY to learn more or 315.474.4201 ext. 13