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The Innovation Trail is a collaboration between five upstate public media outlets, reporting about New York's innovation economy.

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A frost-damaged apple blossom.
A frost-damaged apple blossom.

Weather challenges fruit growers

New York's fruit growers are suffering through an uncertain time. The freak snow storm Monday only added to that uncertainty. The Innovation Trail's Matt Richmond reports.

(Support for the Innovation Trail comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The Innovation Trail is a collaboration between five upstate public media outlets, reporting on New York's innovation economy.  Go to full article
Ron Paul drew thousands to Cornell University Thursday night. (Photo: Matt Richmond)
Ron Paul drew thousands to Cornell University Thursday night. (Photo: Matt Richmond)

Ron Paul campaigns in Ithaca

Ron Paul's presidential campaign came to Cornell University on Thursday ahead of next week's all-but-decided Republican primary.

As the Innovation Trail's Matt Richmond reports, Congressman Paul's speech was half-lecture and half-rally cry.  Go to full article
Small business groups say New York's 19th century Scaffold Law is arcane and unfair. Photo: Plains Art Museum
Small business groups say New York's 19th century Scaffold Law is arcane and unfair. Photo: Plains Art Museum

Business groups bring priorities to Albany

Small business leaders were in Albany Wednesday for their annual day of lobbying. As the Innovation Trail's Marie Cusick reports, one of their top priorities relates to an obscure 19th century labor law dealing with scaffolding.  Go to full article
A technician at Rochester's Certified Grinding and Machine. Photo: Zack Seward, Innovation Trail
A technician at Rochester's Certified Grinding and Machine. Photo: Zack Seward, Innovation Trail

NY manufacturing growth slows

The recent uptick in growth for New York's manufacturing sector has slowed down. But the Innovation Trail's Ryan Delaney reports economists aren't too worried about it.  Go to full article
We have made a mistake, is what I believe, in saying that the EPA should regulate carbon emissions.

Romney on issues where environment, economy meet

For the first time in a long time, political observers had been eyeing New York's Republican Presidential Primary, wondering if New York voters might actually have an impact on who's running for the White House. But it appears the GOP nominee has all but been decided before a single ballot is cast in the Empire State.

The Innovation Trail's Zack Seward looks at Mitt Romney's positions on a couple of key economic issues.

Marie Cusick, Ryan Delaney, Matt Richmond and Daniel Robison contributed reporting on this story. The Innovation Trail is a collaboration between five upstate public media outlets, reporting on New York's innovation economy. Support comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  Go to full article
If you can keep a reasonable portion of those people here then I think the region can do very, very well in the future.

NY Fed president says youth are key to upstate economy

The president of New York's Federal Reserve Bank visited Syracuse yesterday (Thursday) to address a group of start-up companies and business leaders. The Innovation Trail's Ryan Delaney spoke with him afterwards about upstate's innovation economy.  Go to full article

Help with starting a new business

This week, the Cuomo administration kicked off a series of workshops to help New Yorkers start and grow their own small businesses. The Innovation Trail's Marie Cusick reports.  Go to full article
If you try to separate fiscal and social conservatives, Republicans lose.

New York may see GOP primary battle

Mitt Romney swept three contests in Tuesday's Republican presidential primaries, broadening his support among conservatives in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District f Columbia.

As the Innovation Trail's Matt Richmond reports, candidates may soon be campaigning across New York as a divided party continues its selection process. And the nature of New York's electorate may change the script:  Go to full article
The Lillgrund offshore wind farm in Sweden. Photo: Tomasz Sienicki
The Lillgrund offshore wind farm in Sweden. Photo: Tomasz Sienicki

Offshore wind remains divisive

New York is one of five states joining the Obama Administration in an agreement designed to spur offshore wind development in the Great lakes. But as the Innovation Trail's Zack Seward reports, the issue of offshore wind farms is still a divisive one.  Go to full article
Lander's clothing store in Jamestown prepares for a "cash mob" to descend last week. Photo: Daniel Robison, Innovation Trail
Lander's clothing store in Jamestown prepares for a "cash mob" to descend last week. Photo: Daniel Robison, Innovation Trail

Cash mobs boost local business, community

You may have heard of "flash mobs," where a mass of people invade a public space to make a scene. Now the idea has been turned on its head by "cash mobs," where large crowds of consumers show up at small businesses to spend money.

But as the Innovation Trail's Daniel Robison reports, it's not just about propping up the local economy.  Go to full article

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