Issues: Economic Development

June Is Dairy Month: Farming, A Family Tradition

 

NY Milk Important for Healthy Families, Multi-Billion Dollar Industry Vital to a Strong Economy

June 2, 2010
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June 2010 New York Retail Serving The Public Report

 

June 2010: New York Retail Serving The Public Report.

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6-1-10 New York Retail Serving The Public.pdf

June 2, 2010
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Senator Liz Krueger's Unemployment Forum: Recap

By 405 Club

On the 19th of this month we posted an alert about Senator Liz Krueger’s Unemployment Forum and I’ll tell you, it was great. Rarely can you get such quality face-to-face interaction with the people who are in charge, fully knowledgeable on unemployment benefits and job programs. We were very fortunate to be included in the event, with a table and some handouts for 405ers in attendance. It was a pleasure to meet everyone and make some solid connections going forward for The 405 Club. Here’s the official press release for the event.

May 25, 2010
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Conference Of Black Senators Releases Their Signature Agenda Issues

Yesterday, the NYS Conference of Black Senators (CBS) unveiled their 2010 Signature Agenda issues and expressed their concerns regarding these particular bills not being brought to the Senate floor for a vote. Members of CBS truly believe that African American Communities have suffered long enough within the areas of Economic Development, Education, Health, Housing, Environment, Crime, Racism and Discrimination.

May 25, 2010
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Struggle Continues For Dairy Farmers

Over the past year I have met with dairy farmers and agribusiness officials on several occasions to discuss the ongoing milk price crisis.  Low milk prices have hurt famers across the nation, but the problem is particularly acute in New York because the cost of production is extremely high in comparison to other states.  The combination of low milk prices, high taxes, rising energy costs, along with other rising costs of production have forced many upstate farmers out of business.  It is a disturbing problem that shows no sign of lessening. 

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Letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack

May 20, 2010
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Fight Continues For Dairy Farmers

ONEONTA, 05/20/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today renewed his call for additional federal assistance for struggling upstate dairy farmers. “Washington has provided the occasional quick fix, but the band-aid approach is not good enough to stop the bleeding,” said Senator Seward.  “Our farmers need a viable, long term solution that will reestablish our farming future in upstate New York.”

May 20, 2010
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MAYOR BLOOMBERG, STATE SENATOR GOLDEN AND SUNY DOWNSTATE ANNOUNCE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW COMMERCIAL BIOSCIENCE CENTER AT BROOKLYN ARMY TERMINAL IN SUNSET PARK

BioBAT - a Partnership between the City and SUNY Downstate Medical Center – Will Create Nearly 500,000 Square Feet of Commercial Lab Space and More than 1,000 Permanent Jobs

May 20, 2010
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Business Resource Links

Brought to you by Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr., who is also theSenate Vice President of Urban Policy & PlanningFor more information, please contact:Mr. Elison J. ElliottSpecial Adviser to the Senate Majority LeaderEconomic Director - Office of the VP of Urban Policy & PlanningThe Hon. Pedro Espada, Jr., Senator - 33rd Senate District400 East Fordham Road, 7th FLBronx, New York 10458(718) 220-5480, Ext 1546

May 19, 2010
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Power for Jobs Extended Two Weeks In the Absence of a Three-Way Agreement

 

Sens. Aubertine, Maziarz, Gov release new plan to make program permanent, focus on Upstate

ALBANY (May 18, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today voted to extend Power for Jobs until June 2, which will keep the program in place for employers statewide saving around 250,000 jobs while negotiations on a final bill continue. The Assembly proposed this extender in the absence of a position in that house on Power for Jobs.

May 18, 2010
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Senate GOP seeks to jolt action on state budget with Power for Jobs proposal

Albany, N.Y., May 18—State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) and his Senate Republican colleagues will propose a legislative amendment on the Senate floor later today to restart New York’s key economic development power programs – Power for Jobs and Cost Savings Benefits programs –  to keep low-cost electricity flowing to local businesses and manufacturers for one additional year or until Governor Paterson and the leaders of the State Legislature can reach agreement on a long-term solution. 

May 17, 2010
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Senator Valesky Receives Excellence in Historic Preservation Award from NYS Preservation League

SYRACUSE, N.Y.--State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) was recognized for his leadership in authoring a game-changing economic development initiative, the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, by the New York State Preservation League.

May 17, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS ON ASSEMBLY TO PASS POWER FOR JOBS LEGISLATION

“The State’s Power for Jobs program, which provides low-cost energy to businesses throughout the state,  is at risk of expiring this weekend because the Assembly has refused to either extend the program or make it permanent.

May 14, 2010
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Senator Suzi Oppenheimer Announces Smart Growth Agenda for New York State

 

Senator joins with fellow legislators and coalition groups in promoting environmentally sound planning

 

May 14, 2010
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Failure To Preserve Power For Jobs A Travesty

ONEONTA, 05/14/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today said the pending expiration of ‘Power for Jobs’ will endanger thousands of upstate jobs created through the low-cost energy program.

May 14, 2010
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New firm celebrates downtown location

By MAURY THOMPSON thompson@poststar.com | Posted: Thursday, May 13, 2010 5:05 pm

GLENS FALLS -- Billions of dollars of Internet-based "reverse auction" transactions are now being handled at the new Aeon Nexus corporate headquarters in downtown Glens Falls, bringing significant cost savings for government agencies, municipalities and school districts.

May 14, 2010
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Aeon Nexus Cuts Ribbon on New Glens Falls Headquarters

Renovated historic building new home to growing provider of finance and procurement solutions

 

     Glens Falls, NY – Joined by a host of local business leaders and elected officials, Aeon Nexus today cut the ribbon on its new headquarters in downtown Glens Falls. Aeon Nexus a leading finance and procurement solutions information technology company is relocating from Washington DC and rapidly expanding operations looking to add over a dozen information technology professionals at its new location.

May 14, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Senator William T. Stachowski, Chair   Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Off The Floor

May 18, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Senate Approves Members To Key Economic And Urban Development Positions, Authorities And Appeals Boards

The New York State Senate confirmed five appointees to key boards today, including members to the Economic Development Corporation, New York State Department of Economic Development, Urban Development Corporation, Battery Park City Authority, Industrial Board of Appeals, Port of Oswego Authority and New York Convention Center Operating Corporation.

May 12, 2010
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Seward Joins Remington Arms For Expansion Announcement

ILION, 05/11/10 — Freedom Group’s COO, Joseph B. Gross, today announced that the Remington Arms facility in Ilion, New York, will add 100 manufacturing jobs as it relocates certain production from its Marlin factory in North Haven Connecticut. The 194-year-old Ilion Firearms Plant, which is the Mohawk Valley’s largest employer and the nation’s longest continuous manufacturer, will receive $5.9 million in building improvements, equipment and machinery investment over the next two years.

May 11, 2010
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