Issues: Economic Development

Small Business Could Point Way to Stronger Upstate

Many of us have been clamoring throughout the past year for New York government to take a more aggressive approach and make a stronger investment in turning around the economy of upstate New York.

December 16, 2009
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SKF Staying Put

 

Company Will Build New Plant In Falconer To Keep 687 Jobs LocalBy Robert Rizzuto, rrizzuto@post-journal.com

December 15, 2009
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STATEMENT FROM NEW YORK STATE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER PEDRO ESPADA, JR. REGARDING TODAY’S KINGSBRIDGE ARMORY VOTE

“Today’s vote in the New York City Council regarding the Armory should clearly send forth the message that the Bronx is pro-business,” said New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. “We know the importance of business in creating jobs and fueling the economy. The Armory vote outcome must not deter us from developing responsible projects that will yield opportunities and benefits for poor, low-income and working families.”

December 14, 2009
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Aubertine Hosts Agriculture Roundtable in Waddington

 

Agriculture Chair Concludes Fall/Winter Tour with discussion on dairy, farm labor

WADDINGTON (December 11, 2009)—State Senate Agriculture Chair Darrel J. Aubertine today met with a large group of farmers and agriculture representatives to discuss the issues facing our state’s farmers and the direction of agriculture policy in New York State.

December 11, 2009
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Aubertine Hosts Energy Roundtable in St. Lawrence County

 

Energy Chair, local residents discuss economic development power programs, infrastructure

December 11, 2009
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Proper Protection Needed Before Drilling

The clock is ticking on the public comment period for those interested in registering their thoughts on revised natural gas drilling regulations.  The topic has understandably generated a great deal of interest as the regulations will likely govern potential drilling in the Marcellus Shale formation for the foreseeable future.

December 10, 2009
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Creating the Green Jobs/Green New York Program – Good for the Economy – Good for the Environment!

In October, the Green Jobs/Green New York Program was enacted into law.  This new initiative invests in a cleaner New York while at the same time creating job opportunities.  At a time when economic development is on life support, it is initiatives like this that are needed to stimulate our economy . 

December 1, 2009
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GRIFFO ASKS SUNY CHANCELLOR TO HOLD CONFERENCE AT SUNYIT

GRIFFO ASKS SUNY CHANCELLOR TO COME TO MOHAWK VALLEY FOR CONFERENCE ON STRATEGIC PLAN

Stresses Region’s economic development potential

November 29, 2009
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PROTECTING THE FOUNDATION OF NEW YORK’S NUMBER ONE INDUSTRY

 

Senate Ag Chair Aubertine Hosts Public Hearing on the Issues Facing New York Farmers

November 19, 2009
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HAPPY TRAILS

Area leaders meet with county snowmobile clubsOBSERVER Staff Report

November 18, 2009
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Seward Fights To Rescue Greene County Jobs

Photo:  Senator Seward arrives at Stiefel Labs, Oak Hill for a meeting on the plant's future in Greene County

The Daily MailBy Hillary Hawke

DURHAM — Stiefel’s representatives and regional lawmakers met on Monday in a session closed to the public about parent company GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) stunningly unexpected announcement on Nov. 11 to close the Oak Hill site and phase out 262 positions.

November 17, 2009
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SUNY Strategic Plan Important To Local Colleges

Pictured, from left, HCCC Board of Trustees Chairman Donald Snyder, HCCC President Dr. Ann Marie Murray, SUNY Board of Trustees member Robert J. Bellafiore, SUNY Institute of Technology President Wolf Yeigh and Senator James L. Seward.  

The Evening Times

By Rob Juteau

November 14, 2009
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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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