November 3, 2018 — Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced that he has been endorsed for re-election to the State Assembly by the Manufacturing & Industry Political Action Committee (MIPAC), the political arm of the MACNY, The Manufacturers Association, and the Manufacturers Alliance of New York State.

“Manufacturing is at the core of Central New York’s economy,” said Stirpe. “Equipping workers with the skills to fill available jobs, creating new opportunities and fostering growth and innovation are all key to not only keeping pace, but forging ahead. My focus will always be on keeping us ahead of the curve.”

Stirpe has consistently worked to improve the business climate in Central New York. Stirpe secured vital funding for CenterState CEO, which supports local entrepreneurs and provides training for jobs in advanced manufacturing. Stirpe also secured $1.2 million to create a new Machine Operator Program at Onondaga Community College (OCC) to connect students with local businesses that can fill available jobs, while providing a skilled workforce.

In its endorsement, MIPAC member Nathan Andrews noted that, “good policy and open government remain priorities first and foremost to those candidates we support.”

MIPAC represents manufacturers and businesses throughout New York State and pushes for measures to help the state’s manufacturing industry. Its endorsement emphasized Stirpe’s pro-business voting record as well as his continued efforts to strengthen workforce development and support manufacturers.