Revitalize our neighborhoods and business districts by attracting and retaining businesses. 

New York State thrives on the success of its neighborhoods and its business districts, particularly small business which is the backbone of our communities.   We need to continue to expand neighborhood stabilization programs and encourage home ownership in our neighborhoods. Additionally, we need to expand programs such as the New York Main Street Program to include funding support for those who want to start a business. This will lead to expansion of our tax base and revitalization of our historic downtowns and neighborhood retail districts.