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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 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
Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) explains the Workforce-Ready Educate America Act to a gathering of educators in Amherst. Photo: Daniel Robison, Innovation Trail
Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) explains the Workforce-Ready Educate America Act to a gathering of educators in Amherst. Photo: Daniel Robison, Innovation Trail

Tax credits would encourage internships

A western New York representative wants to give businesses an incentive to provide internships. The new piece of legislation in Congress would give businesses a tax credit for each intern. As the Innovation Trial's Daniel Robison reports, colleges and universities indicate support for the measure.  Go to full article
What youíre creating Ö is a group of individuals that are educated, that are gonna enter the working class. Itís not welfare.

Hundreds rally for NYS "Dream" act

Hundreds of people gathered for a rally outside the state Capitol yesterday, pushing for legislation to help undocumented immigrants go to college. WMHT's Marie Cusick reports for the Innovation Trail.  Go to full article
BrandYourself.com CEO Patrick Ambron works from his office at the Syracuse Tech Garden. Photo: Ryan Delaney, Innovation Trail
BrandYourself.com CEO Patrick Ambron works from his office at the Syracuse Tech Garden. Photo: Ryan Delaney, Innovation Trail

Company offers protection for your "brand"

Search engines and social media have put a whole new spin on managing your good name. An entire industry has developed in the quest to control what people find when they punch your name into Google.

The Innovation Trail's Ryan Delaney reports that a Syracuse-based firm is hoping to flip that industry on its head, and investors have noticed.  Go to full article

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