Issues: Economic Development

Full-Fledged Strategy Needed To Lift New York

ALBANY, 11/09/09 – Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today commented on Governor David Paterson’s budget message:

“While I appreciate the governor’s effort and stand ready to work with him, his budget plan lacks the comprehensive and complete strategy needed to solve New York’s fiscal challenges.

November 9, 2009
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SENATOR DAVID VALESKY NAMED AIANYS LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR

The American Institute of Architects New York State (AIANYS) has named Senator David Valesky as its “2009 Legislator of the Year.” The award recognizes outstanding contributions in advancing the legislative priorities of AIANYS. Senator Valesky is receiving the award for his sponsorship of the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, which was recently signed into law.

November 9, 2009
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2009 Mid Year Report on Receipts and Disbursements

November 5, 2009
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DEC Extends Public Comment Period For Proposed Natural Gas Drilling Regs

ONEONTA, 11/04/09 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today applauded the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) extension of the public comment period on the draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) for natural gas drilling applications. 

November 5, 2009
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Senate Majority Conference Leaders Hold Upstate Summit on Economic Development

SYRACUSE (October 26, 2009)—The Senate Majority Upstate Caucus today hosted Senate leadership for the first day of a two day summit to address theeconomic development needs of Upstate New York.

November 4, 2009
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Testimony of Senator Squadron Regarding the Proposed expansion of the SOHO Case Iron District

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to testify today. My name is Daniel Squadron and I represent the 25th Senate District in the New York State Senate. My district includes Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Vinegar Hill, Fulton Ferry, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Gowanus in Brooklyn, and the neighborhoods of Tribeca, Battery Park City, the Lower East Side, Chinatown, the Financial District, Little Italy, SoHo and the East Village in Manhattan. As a representative of this district, I enthusiastically support the expansion of the SoHo Cast Iron District.

File: 
SoHo Cast Iron Testimonydocx.pdf

October 27, 2009
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NORTH COUNTRY POWER DISCOUNT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE RELIEF FOR THOUSANDS OF BUSINESSES AND DAIRY FARMS

Businesses and Dairy Farms in St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Franklin Counties Will Receive Average One-Year Savings of $1,200  Low-Cost St. Lawrence Hydropower to Provide Up to $10 Million in Savings

CAPE VINCENT (October 27, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today joined Governor David A. Paterson to announce that more than 3,500 Northern New York businesses and dairy farms will receive an approximately 9 percent discount on their electric bill for the next year.

October 27, 2009
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CNY is Solidified as a Green Hub

For many years, Central New York has been building a national reputation as a hub of green technology and has been promoting itself as a potential home for jobs in green industries.  That promise and potential got a major boost in recent days as an effort I have been working on to attract one of the first electric car manufacturers in the country bore fruit.

October 27, 2009
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Stimulus: Is it working up here?

It’s hard to say; even state officials have trouble following the money. It does seem to be helping bolster the North Country’s roads, bridges, schools and a medical research lab, but it’s not creating long-term jobs

By CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer POSTED: October 24, 2009

Federal stimulus money has been trickling into the North Country over the past six months, but whether it's helped to boost the region's economy or has created anything more than seasonal jobs so far is debatable.

October 27, 2009
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Senate Majority Conference Leaders Hold Upstate Summit on Economic Development

SYRACUSE (October 26, 2009)—The Senate Majority Upstate Caucus today hosted Senate leadership for the first day of a two day summit to address the economic development needs of Upstate New York. Senate President Malcolm A. Smith and Conference Leader John Sampson joined the Upstate Caucus to meet with economic development officials and businesses throughout the day.The lawmakers attended an agribusiness forum at Wegman’s regional offices in Liverpool and a roundtable discussion with businesses and officials at the Metropolitan Development Association offices in Syracuse.

October 26, 2009
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Electric Car Manufacturer Selects CNY: Senators Smith and Valesky Provide Critical Financing to Attract Jobs and Economic Growth

(SYRACUSE, NY) - Bannon Automotive, LLC, today announced that it has selected Central New York as a manufacturing site for its affordable plug-in electric vehicle which is based on technology developed in the U.S.

October 23, 2009
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Electric Car Manufacturer Selects Syracuse Area

Senators Smith and Valesky, Others Provide Critical Financing to Attract Jobs and Economic Growth.

 

October 23, 2009
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Senator Bonacic with Ulster County Businessperson of the Year Richard Croce

Ulster County Businessperson of the Year, Richard Croce of Viking Industries (third from the right), with Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope).  Mr. Croce recieved the award at the 2009 Ulster County Business Recognition Awards Dinner hosted by the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce and the Ulster County Development Corporation on October 22, 2009 at the Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston, NY.

October 23, 2009
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Aubertine, Burling, Koon Host Agriculture Roundtable

 

Lawmakers discuss dairy crisis, farm labor with farmers, business and community leaders 

October 21, 2009
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Electric Car Plant May Open in Syracuse

Electric Car Plant May Open in Syracuse By KATE GALBRAITH

New York State appears to be close to securing one of the nation’s first assembly plants for electric cars.

Reva, an electric car company based in Bangalore, India, plans to work with Bannon Automotive, a new electric car company in Freeport, N.Y., to assemble a three-door plug-in hatchback, the NXR, at a still-to-be-determined site near Syracuse.

October 21, 2009
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Ag Chair Introduces Bill to Provide Relief for Dairy Farmers

 

Ban on “stop & haul” charges would effectively add $1-2 per CWT to bimonthly milk checks

Aubertine holds issues roundtable in Ithaca to hear farmers on this bill, farm labor, dairy crisis 

October 20, 2009
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New York State Delegation of Legislators to China Announce New Business Opportunities to State

(New York, NY) Following a successful nine-day trade mission to China sponsored by the Asian American Business Development Corporation (AABDC), legislative leaders today announced several agreements reached which could result in millions of dollars in revenue to the state. 

October 20, 2009
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State Senate Preisdent Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith Brings $110,000 In Funding To Support Jamaica Business Resource Center

Funding will be used for renovations to their facility and will support job creation and retention

 

October 20, 2009
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