Plans to Focus on Upstate Economic Development Included in State of the State Address
State Senator Patty Ritchie is applauding Governor Andrew Cuomo’s call for building on the progress of the past two years to create more jobs and continue economic growth, following Wednesday’s State of the State address in Albany.
“In 2013, my focus is jobs, and I was thrilled to hear that Governor Cuomo is making that one of his priorities as well,” said Senator Ritchie.
“We have made some great strides recently when it comes to getting our state’s economy back on track, but there’s a lot more we can do. I’m eager to get to work and continue to collaborate with the Governor and my fellow colleagues in an effort to put more New Yorkers back to work.”
In his address, the Governor also laid out plans to focus on Upstate Economic Development, with “Market NY,” a new multifaceted marketing plan to bolster Upstate growth.
“I’m excited to join with the Governor in promoting products that are unique to New York—specifically, Upstate New York,” said Senator Ritchie, who chairs the Senate Agriculture Committee.
“Farming is the cornerstone of our state’s economy and anything we can do to help grow this industry and support our hardworking farmers will certainly benefit our state as a whole.”
For full details on the Governor’s agenda for 2013 click here.