Issues: Economic Development

Business Council hears ideas for Empire Zone's successor

From the Democrat and Chronicle:

Matthew Daneman • Staff writer • October 1, 2009

October 1, 2009
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Agriculture Chair Tours Long Island Farms

Aubertine meets with farmers to hear concerns and highlight importance of agriculture

September 30, 2009
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POWERING NEW YORK’S FUTURE: Long Island Roundtable

 

State Senators Bring Discussion of Low Cost Power for Economic Development Programs to Long Island for Input from Local Businesses, Trade Groups and the Public 

September 29, 2009
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MERCHANTS OF THIRD AVENUE CIVIC IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION


The Merchants of Third Avenue Civic Improvement Association, a non-profit serving the Third Avenue retail corridor for over 30 years has been awarded an Avenue NYC Economic Development grant from the New York City Department of Small Business Services.

September 28, 2009
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Economy 2010

As our attention begins to turn again toward the beginning of the 2010 regular session of the New York State Legislature, it’s as good a time as any to start staking out the themes and priorities that need to dominate next year’s agenda.

For me, first and foremost, that’s going to mean the upstate economy.    

September 28, 2009
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Signs of Hope

[In the accompanying photo, Senator Winner recently joined a number of other area leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking on a key five-mile stretch of Route 15 in Steuben County (see details below)]

September 28, 2009
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Downtown Cortland Receives Improvement Funding

CORTLAND, 09/28/09 – Joined by area merchants and local community leaders, Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that the 2009-2010 state budget includes, at his request, a $12,500 senate grant toward improvements throughout downtown Cortland.

September 28, 2009
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Historic Building Will Host Downtown Hotel Project

Mike Desmond (2009-09-25)

BUFFALO (wned) - The old Curtiss Building at Huron and Franklin will become the core of a new 57 room hotel, with the old and closed Continental nightclub leveled to be replaced by a hotel and amenities wing.A Restore New York grant of $1.3 million allocated by City Hall will help demolish the Continental. Senator William Stachowski says the total $14 million dollar Restore New York grant to Buffalo is the largest in the state.

September 25, 2009
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Total Support for UB 2020 Still Lacking

BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) - UB president John Simpson made a passionate plea Wednesday asking the community to rally around UB 2020. Simpson's annual address to the community painted a bleak picture of what the region faces if UB's ambitious plans aren't realized. But not everyone is completely on board with the university's vision.

September 25, 2009
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Seward Lifts Ski Industry

The Windham Journal

HUNTER — Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) was recognized recently by the Ski Areas of New York (SANY) for support and dedication to the New York state ski industry and its beneficial effect on the state’s economy.

September 25, 2009
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September 24, 2009
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Senator Valesky Opens Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Workshop

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) delivered opening remarks at a workshop that provided details about application of the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, a law sponsored by Senator Valesky.

The workshop, sponsored by the Metropolitan Development Association, Preservation League, New York State Historic Preservation Office, and the New York State Urban Council, drew more than 100 people, including developers, homeowners, economic development professionals, municipal leaders and real estate agents.

September 24, 2009
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LITTLE: COURT ACTION HALTS FEE HIKE ON RETAILERS

Writes letter to state tax department urging refund for businesses that already paid

Senator Betty Little today said she is pleased by a State Supreme Court judge’s decision late last week that has prevented the state from collecting a huge cigarette fee increase on North Country retailers and others throughout the state.  In a letter to the New York State Tax Department, Little today requested that businesses that have already paid the higher fee be refunded the money immediately.

September 24, 2009
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Foley Announces $300,000 Grant for Fuel Pumps in Patchogue Village

Money to be used to upgrade fuel pumps used by local school district, ambulance, & fire department 

September 24, 2009
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Business leaders outline concerns on doing business in New York

By DAN HEATHStaff Writer, Press Republican

September 24, 2009 03:28 am

PLATTSBURGH — Local business leaders complained Wednesday about how state fees, taxes and regulations are hindering their competitiveness and ability to create and retain jobs.

The setting was the third of five statewide hearings to gather business input, Unshackle Upstate Executive Director Brian Sampson said. The purpose is to create a record to bring to state government officials to develop a pro-growth agenda for the state.

September 24, 2009
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Senate Agriculture Chair Visits Farms in Western New York, Stresses Importance of Agriculture

Photo: Sen. Aubertine at the John Knight Dairy Farm, discussing the impact of current low milk prices on this family farm.

JAMESTOWN (September 24, 2009)—State Senate Agriculture Chair Darrel J. Aubertine today visited several farms in Western New York to hear from farmers and stress the importance of agriculture in our state. The meetings are part of a statewide agriculture tour in anticipation of a set of public roundtables with farmers and in conjunction with Senate Energy Committee hearings and roundtables.

September 24, 2009
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NHS OF SOUTH BUFFALO, INC, SENATOR STACHOWSKI, AND LEGISLATOR KENNEDY ANNOUNCE GRANT FOR BUSINESSES ON SOUTH PARK AVENUE

For Immediate Release:      Contact: Dennis KozuchSeptember 4, 2009          826-3344

NHS OF SOUTH BUFFALO, INC, SENATOR STACHOWSKI, AND LEGISLATOR KENNEDY ANNOUNCE GRANT FOR BUSINESSES ON SOUTH PARK AVENUE

 

September 23, 2009
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing: New York State’s low-cost power programs

Sept. 23 Joint –

Senate Standing Committee on Energy and TelecommunicationsChair: Senator Darrel Aubertine

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and CommissionsChair: Senator Bill Perkins

Senate Standing Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small BusinessChair: Senator William Stachowski

Assembly Standing Committee on EnergyChair: Assemblyman Kevin A. Cahill

Assembly Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and CommissionsChair: Assemblyman Richard L. Brodsky

September 23, 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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POWERING NEW YORK’S FUTURE

Hearings Bring Businesses & Public to the Table with Lawmakers to Reshape State’s Energy and Economic Development Strategy

Senate and Assembly Lead Public Discussions on the Future Use of Low Cost Power for State Economic Development Programs

September 22, 2009
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