Braunstein, Queens Chamber and local BIDs talk COVID-19 recovery at small business roundtable

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Last week, Assemblyman Edward Braunstein and the Queens Chamber of Commerce met with chamber members and Business Improvement District (BID) leaders for a small business roundtable.

The discussion, which followed the lawmaker’s recent appointment to the Assembly’s Working Group on Transitioning NY Economy Toward COVID-19 recovery, centered around steps toward post-pandemic economic relief, small business support and the upcoming FY2022 state budget.

Back in January, Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined facets of the executive budget, including $130 million that would go toward the Pandemic Recovery and Restart Program. Under the program, which Braunstein called on the state Legislature to expand, funds would be allocated to create the Small Business and Restaurant Return-To-Work Tax Credit programs.

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