Government Relations

“The Retail Council of New York State is always on the job. They are first to notify us about an issue of concern, and even quicker to respond.”

– Kent Knutson, Vice President, Government Relations, The Home Depot.

The Retail Council is the exclusive voice for retail in New York State

Our government relations team’s on-the-ground advocacy work shields Retail Council members large and small from legislation that could adversely affect their businesses.

As a Council member you will help shape our legislative agenda

We’ll look to you for guidance on important bills when lawmakers request our input.

Council members can stay informed on the hundreds of issues we work on each year.  Email Ashton at to request our legislative updates.

The Council also produces a year-end legislative summary, which is an excellent distillation of the variety and import of the bills we address in New York State on a daily basis. Contact Ashton to request a copy of the legislative summary.