Lieutenant Gov. Kathy Hochul visited Senator Peralta’s district to tour small business. This is the article published by the Queens Gazette.
State Senator Jose Peralta and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul toured several small businesses along Roosevelt Avenue to listen to the concerns and challenges the owners face in their daily operations. The tour ended with a roundtable discussion with several small business operators and community leaders at a Northern Boulevard establishment.
Senator Peralta and Lt. Governor Hochul, who chairs Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council Initiative, were joined by businesses leaders as they visited several establishments along commercial strips in Jackson Heights. The tour included stops at clothing stores, a restaurant, a pharmacy and a home decor business.
During the visit to the stores, and afterwards at the meeting with business and community leaders, Hochul offered help and information regarding the state’s economic development opportunities and programs.
“I am glad Lieutenant Governor Hochul joined us here today and visited some part of the District. She had an opportunity to tour the most diverse area in the state, and got an assorted taste of the most traditional stores located in our community,” said Peralta. “The Lieutenant Governor had the opportunity to speak to several business owners in an effort to learn, first-hand, what are the main preoccupations they are facing as the economy continues to improve.”
“Under Governor Cuomo, strategic investments through the Regional Economic Development Councils have reversed New York’s reputation for being anti-business,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. “As I travel across the state, I meet with business owners to get a better understanding of the challenges they face. I want to thank Senator Peralta for introducing me to some of the key stakeholders in the revitalization of Roosevelt Avenue. I look forward to continuing our work to bring jobs and prosperity to neighborhoods like Jackson Heights.”