NFIB, Unshackle Upstate add support to Jacobs’ candidacy, cite the need to strengthen Upstate’s economy
BUFFALO, NY (October 6) – Chris Jacobs, candidate for New York State Senate in the 60th District, expressed his appreciation upon receiving two key business community endorsements for November’s election, earning the support of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) and Unshackle Upstate.
“One of the biggest and most important challenges of state government is allowing an environment where business can thrive and jobs can be created,” said Jacobs. “I believe Albany continues to fail at this – especially as it relates to Upstate New York, which is why we’ve seen businesses and young people leaving for decades. I believe, as these two great organizations do, that our economy can only thrive when state government gets out of the way, and I appreciate their support in my efforts to make that happen.”
“Small business owners all across New York are experiencing a vastly different entrepreneurial experience than the narrative some in Albany continue to describe,” said NFIB/NY State Director Mike Durant. “We will aggressively support these candidates that we feel best represent our members and hope to continue our work together to change the policy discussion into a positive reality for New York’s small business owners.”
“Voters across Upstate are concerned about sluggish job growth and the overall health of the economy,” said Greg Biryla, executive director for Unshackle Upstate. “The candidates that we’ve endorsed will fight for a pro-growth agenda that includes tax relief, sensible regulatory reforms, a better business climate and a brighter future for Upstate New York”
For more information on Chris Jacobs, and his campaign for New York State’s 60th Senate District, visit The 60th Senate District includes Grand Island, the City of Tonawanda, Town of Tonawanda, portions of the City of Buffalo and City of Lackawanna, Hamburg, Orchard Park, Evans and Brant.
For more information on Unshackle Upstate, visit For more information on NFIB/NY, visit