The Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc.

The Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc. is a research and educational organization whose purpose is to formulate and promote public policies that will restore New York's economic competitiveness.  The Institute accomplishes this mission by conducting timely, in-depth research addressing key state policy issues.  Founded in 1981 and affiliated with The Business Council of New York State, Inc., The Institute is a non-partisan, tax-exempt, 501 (c) (3) organization.  The Institute depends on the support of corporations, individuals, and foundations for its income, and does not accept any government funding.

Upcoming Event

Opportunity Upstate

International Trade, Foreign Investment and Site Selection
Spring, 2014
Albany, New York

More Information coming soon

Opportunity Upstate…A forum series to drive discussion and lay out a vision
for achieving a revitalized upstate economy.

P-TECH (The NYS Pathways in Technology Early College High School)

Featured Reports

Analysis of Economic Impacts of New York Corporate Income Tax Reform
January 2014

Re-examining Issues in Procurement

Re-Examining Issues in Procurement
December 2013

Workers' Comp Costs - Revisiting the Reforms

Workers' Comp Costs - Revisiting the Reforms
October 2012

Unique New York
Key indicators of the economic performance of New York State
September 2012


Cultivating the Next Generation of Discoveries and Development in New York Bioscience
May 2012

Drilling for Jobs:

Drilling for Jobs:
What the Marcellus Shale could mean for New York

July 2011

Let's Make It Here - Keys to a Manufacturing Resurgence in New York

Let's Make It Here

Keys to a Manufacturing Resurgence in New York
May 2011


New York Must Step Up Its Game

The Global Struggle for Biopharmaceutical Jobs

Study reveals 22 out of 25 highest taxed U.S. counties are located in New York State (April 2011)

Property Tax Increases New York State 2008-2010 PDF Help
February 23, 2011

Derailing New York's Economic Engine

Derailing New York’s
Economic Engine

How Albany Punishes New York’s Largest Industry


Just the Facts

The cost of doing business is higher in New York than in most other states because employers must pay more for employee benefits, energy, taxes and other costs, an updated online edition of the Institute’s Just The Facts shows.

Benchmarking New York Tool

The Business Council's Public Policy Institute and Empire Center for New York State Policy release benchmark study on tax rates for counties, towns, cities and villages