Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams vowed to make New York City pro-business again if elected as the next chief executive of the Big Apple.
Speaking before a group of financial professionals on Monday, Adams took a potshot on the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio saying the city is not allowing business to succeed.
“New York will no longer be anti-business,” Adams said at SALT New York, an annual gathering of finance, tech, and policy experts at the Javits Center in Manhattan.
“This is going to be a place where we welcome business and not turn into the dysfunctional city that we have been for so many years,” Adams added.
If elected, Adams vowed to create an environment for growth — that means lower crime, curb COVID, fewer homeless on our streets, greater affordability, and partnership with the business community.
De Blasio downplayed Adams’ claim saying he had done his job in creating business and employment for his constituents.
“I’m very confident that what we’ve done in New York City is supported businesses while also supporting working people, and striking that balance,” de Blasio explained.