County of Rockland Industrial Development Agency
Declaration of Motivation
For the employment of local trades people
During the construction phase of IDA-benefited projects
The County of Rockland Industrial Development Agency (IDA), formed pursuant to the New York State Industrial Development Act (the “Act”), was created for the purpose of promoting employment opportunities for, and the general prosperity and economic welfare of Rockland County residents. The IDA is authorized by the Act to enter into agreements making benefits available to qualified applicants in order to facilitate the location or the expansion of their businesses or facilities in Rockland County. When the IDA approves a project, these benefits are made available to the applicant.
Construction jobs, although limited in time duration, are vital to the overall employment opportunities in Rockland County. The IDA believes that companies benefiting from its programs should encourage the employment of local contractors and professionals during the construction phase of projects. In this way the IDA can generate significant benefits to advance the County’s general prosperity. It is, therefore, the policy of the IDA that firms benefiting from its programs be encouraged to promote employment opportunities in Rockland County during all project phases, including the construction phase.
The IDA requires companies benefiting from its programs to pay prevailing wages, in and during the project construction phase and to make effort to employ local contractors and professionals. Alternatively, an applicant can enter into a Project Labor Agreement (“PLA”) provided the PLA is approved by the affected unions and contractors and is satisfactory to the IDA.
Upon receipt of IDA benefits, all applicants will be required to provide to the IDA’s Executive Director the following information:
Contact information of the applicant contact person who will be responsible and accountable for providing information about the bidding for and awarding of future construction contracts relative to the application and project.
Description of the nature of construction jobs created by the project, including, in as much detail as possible, the number, type and duration of construction positions.
A Construction Completion Report listing the names and business locations of prime contractors, subcontractors and vendors who have been engaged in the construction phase of the project and confirmation that prevailing wages have been paid.
The IDA will post the contact information and description of construction jobs available on its website, “IDA.”
The IDA reserves the right to modify and/or rescind benefits granted to any company under its Uniform Tax Exemption Policy for the failure to comply with any of the provisions contained herein.
Approved/Effective: November 30, 2004; Amended June 11, 2013
Article 18-A, 858-b. Equal employment opportunities
Each agency shall ensure that all employees and applicants for employment are afforded equal employment opportunity without discrimination.
Except as is otherwise provided by collective bargaining contracts or agreements, new employment opportunities created as a result of projects of the agency shall be listed with the New York State department of labor community services division, and with the administrative entity of the service delivery area created by the federal job training partnership act (P.L. No. 97-300) in which the project is located. Except as is otherwise provided by collective bargaining contracts or agreements, sponsors of the project shall agree, where practicable, to first consider persons eligible to participate in the federal job training partnership (P.L. No. 97-300) programs who shall be referred by administrative entities of service delivery areas created pursuant to such act or by the community services division of the department of labor for such new employment opportunities.
(added 1993, c. 356, 9)
Note: The administrative entity in Rockland County is Tomorrow’s Workplace.