Issues: Economic Development

NYSDOT BREAKS GROUND ON BORDER IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

 

Stimulus-Funded Initiative Will Enhance Traffic Mobility, Increase Security 

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Acting Commissioner Stanley Gee was in the Thousand Islands today to mark the beginning of a $1.3 million highway project to improve traffic mobility and security at the Customs and Border Protection Station on Interstate 81 on Wellesley Island, Jefferson County.  The project is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

August 19, 2009
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Senator Valesky Encourages Participation in Madison County Buy Local Week

 SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) applauded the launch of Madison County’s second annual Buy Local Week, Aug. 17-23. The initiative spotlights local products through events, with the goal of educating the public about the wide variety of local foods available and encouraging them to “buy local” year-round.

August 14, 2009
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August 14, 2009
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Another round for bar rule, and boards are happier

Original article featured in The Villager

By Julie Shapiro

Bar owners seeking licenses will once again face tougher restrictions under a bill passed by the state Legislature this summer.

August 13, 2009
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YAHOO!!!

Senator Maziarz and local officials broke ground on the Yahoo data centerproject in the Town of Lockport Industrial Park.

August 12, 2009
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Buy Local…and Invest in Central New York

Buying locally grown foods has become somewhat of a trend in the past few years. Bestsellers have been written, new words—localvore—have been coined, and people across the nation want to be connected to where their food comes from.

This is no trend in Central New York—it is a way of life. Our broad agricultural base gives us, as consumers, an opportunity that many don’t have—the opportunity to buy local. Products are readily available at local grocery stores, farmers’ markets and roadside stands, and we happily buy them because they taste good and we know where they came from.

August 7, 2009
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Senator Valesky Announces Passage of Main Street Program Legislation

(SYRACUSE, N.Y.)—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) announced the passage by the State Senate of economic development legislation in the form of a strengthened Main Street Program.   “Strengthening the successful Main Street program will help to jump-start new projects to bring people and businesses back to our city and village centers, and help them to become the economic engines they once were,” Senator Valesky,Vice President Pro-Tempore of the Senate, said.

July 31, 2009
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Revitalizing Upstate Begins on Main Street

For too long, Upstate New Yorkers have watched as our plants closed, our children moved away and our Main Streets emptied.  We were all again disheartened to see recently that Forbes magazine listed Syracuse as one of the cities in distress, citing in part shrinking population within the city.  To change this, we have to stop and reverse the population loss and economic trends that have driven people and businesses from our city and village centers. Today, there is renewed reason for hope.   Earlier this week, Governor Paterson signed into law a bill I spons

July 31, 2009
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HISTORIC REHABILITATION TAX CREDIT BRINGS REDEVELOPMENT & JOBS TO NY

July 29, 2009HISTORIC REHABILITATION TAX CREDIT BRINGS REDEVELOPMENT & JOBS TO NY

Historic buildings throughout the community that have fallen into disrepair have a new lease on life Wednesday after legislation sponsored by Senator William Stachowski (D-58th) was signed into law by Governor David Paterson.

July 30, 2009
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Senator Stachowski Awards Roycroft Powerhouse $350,000 Grant

Senator Stachowski Awards Roycroft Powerhouse $350,000 Grant

July 29, 2009

July 30, 2009
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July 30, 2009
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July 30, 2009
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Historic RehabilitationTax Credit Signed Into Law

The Senate’s Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (S6056) was signed into law today by Governor Paterson, establishing a nationally competitive rehabilitation and preservation program that will benefit property owners and communities who seek to renovate properties that are run down and dilapidated.

July 29, 2009
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Senate's Historic RehabilitationTax Credit Signed Into Law

(Albany, NY) The Senate’s Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (S6056) was signed into law today by Governor Paterson, establishing a nationally competitive rehabilitation and preservation program that will benefit property owners and communities who seek to renovate properties that are run down and dilapidated. Sponsored by Senator David Valesky (D-Oneida), the program will trigger the revitalization of our state’s urban areas by attracting new investment, businesses, and jobs at a time when state legislators are working to get our economy back on track. 

July 29, 2009
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Senate's Historic RehabilitationTax Credit Signed Into Law

(Albany, NY) The Senate’s Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (S6056) was signed into law today by Governor Paterson, establishing a nationally competitive rehabilitation and preservation program that will benefit property owners and communities who seek to renovate properties that are run down and dilapidated. Sponsored by Senator David Valesky (D-Oneida), the program will trigger the revitalization of our state’s urban areas by attracting new investment, businesses, and jobs at a time when state legislators are working to get our economy back on track. 

July 29, 2009
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In Major Victory for Upstate, Governor Signs Valesky-Sponsored Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—In a significant victory for Upstate New York, Governor Paterson today signed into law the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (HRTC), sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), that will encourage development, stimulate economic growth and improve the quality of life in cities like Syracuse and Utica.

July 29, 2009
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Senator Valesky-sponsored Legislation to Create Wood Products Development Council Passes Both Houses of Legislature

Legislation to establish a wood products development council in New York State (S.4330-A/A.7742-A) within the State Department of Agriculture and Markets has passed both Houses of the New York State Legislature.  This bill was sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and Assemblywoman RoAnn M. Destito (D/WF-Rome).

July 28, 2009
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