Scott M. Stringer

About the Red Tape Commission

Launched in January, 2015, Comptroller Stringer’s Red Tape Commission is made up of small business leaders, regulatory experts, and advocates from around the City who are dedicated to finding ways to help business owners cut through the red tape that stifles small businesses.

While the City periodically releases top-down agendas intended to make life easier for small businesses, the Red Tape Commission took a different approach: by listening directly to scores of small business owners at hearings in all five boroughs and conducting an online survey of almost 300 entrepreneurs in a range of different sectors. The result is the most comprehensive, bottom-up review to date of the bureaucracy that every small business owner must navigate in New York City.

On March 29, 2016, the Red Tape Commission unveiled its report outlining 60 specific ways that City agencies, the City Council, and the State can cut red tape to streamline government and make it easier for small businesses to succeed. View the report here.


March 2016 Update
COMMISSION REPORT: COMPTROLLER STRINGER RED TAPE COMMISSION: SMALL BUSINESSES NEED MORE HELP AND COMMUNICATION, LESS BUREAUCRACY AND DELAY FROM CITY AGENCIES

Who is on the Commission?

The Red Tape Commission is made up of small business leaders, regulatory experts and advocates from around the City.

Case Studies

The Red Tape Commission heard from small business owners across the City and used those stories to develop 60 innovative solutions to cut the red tape that is holding them back.

Read the Report

60 Ways To Cut Red Tape And Help Small Businesses Grow

Media

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