Deregulate NY

A Project of the Empire Center

Welcome to DeregulateNY

New York businesses contend with more than 300,000 regulatory restrictions that can artificially drive up costs and make it harder for new firms to enter a given industry or market. Some of these regulations were originally designed to protect public health or safety — but many also were promoted to limit competition, hampering new business start-ups and job creation.

DeregulateNY will provide a fresh look at regulatory obstacles, letting businesses tell their stories while helping New Yorkers decide whether these rules and regulations are working as intended.

You can help by entering the DeregulateNY contest. Winners will receive a cash prize and have a chance to visit Albany and help educate lawmakers.

Submit Entry

Use the form below to enter our DeregulateNY contest. Submissions can highlight a regulation that adds costs or barriers to starting or running a business, or simply gets in the way of your everyday life. Enter as many times as you like.