Category Archives: New York Economy

The Economic High Road

An editorial in Artvoice discusses some salient themes for economic development in Buffalo and Upstate New York that will be the focus of an upcoming conference on September 27-28 in downtown Buffalo called “The High Road Runs Through the City.” …

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New York’s Costly Special Districts

A number of newspapers are reporting on a State comptrollers report on Special town districts. Statewide there are 6927 special district and 4200 local governments while New Yorkers pay some of the highest property taxes in the Nation. The implication …

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Environmentally Friendly Businesses in NYS

From the Poughkeepsie Journal: By taking measures to reduce waste, viagra order save electricity or switch to renewable power, businesses are saving money in the long run. “It really is an absolute myth to think that environmentally sound procedures are …

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The Economist on Destiny

For the record…The Economist offers its 800 word assessment of Destiny USA - Saving upstate New York. May 4th 2006. From The Economist print edition: About 250 miles north-west of New York City, in the heart of New York state, …

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Golisano on Wind Farms

I was left with the distinct impression that Tom Golisano was opposed to wind farm development especially any that might infringe on his Canandaigua Lake homestead. Apparently his position is somewhat more nuanced. He supports small-scale windfarm development projects under …

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Empowering Upstate New York

This Buffalo First article, Albany called on to ‘Unshackle Upstate’, describes an alliance of western New York business groups that’s pretty fed up with Albany’s inattention to the problems of Upstate New York. “It’s becoming increasingly difficult for upstate business …

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Alternative Enery meets the Rural Landscape in Upstate New York

Maple Ridge, the largest alternative-energy project east of the Mississippi, as well as other Wind Farm projects are being touted as an “economic bonanza” by some Upstate New York communities according to today’s New York Times (via NYCO). Not only …

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Ascending the Altar…

In Gotham’s Shadow: Globalization and Community Change in Central New York by Alexander R. Thomas studies the fortunes of three communities – Utica, Hartwick, and Cooperstown – with extensive historical background, economic, demographic and other analyses and observations. The narrow …

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New York Dairy Cooperatives

New York State ranks 3rd nationwide in dairy production. Dairy farming is a 2 billion dollar industry in New York State accounting for more than 50% of New York’s farm receipts in 2004 (USDA-ERS New York State fact sheets). Most …

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Buying Local

Local food purchases enhance the regional economy, capturing dollars that would otherwise flow out of the Central New York. So buy local food; that is the appeal of Lael Gerhart of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County in the …

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