Red Tape Commission

Overview

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.