Apr 30, 2013 — New York was once the dominant grower of a main ingredient in beer: hops. As craft brewing has taken off in the state, it's created an opportunity for farmers to get back into hop growing. Go to full article
Recent college graduates are facing smaller and smaller wages. Photo: Dean Meyers, CC some rights reserved
Apr 09, 2013 — High-paying jobs will remain elusive for the class of 2013 as a slow economic recovery drags on, according to numbers tallied by an economic policy center.
The Economic Policy Institute crunched some data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and found starting salaries for 21-24-year old demographic entering the labor force continue to be lower than they were a decade ago. Go to full article
Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner. Photo: Mayor's office
Apr 04, 2013 — Governor Andrew Cuomo says his relationship with Syracuse's mayor is just fine. But two haven't talked in several months.
Last year Cuomo picked Mayor Stephanie Miner to co-chair the state's Democratic Party. But asked Tuesday about Miner's increasingly vocal criticism of his plan for aid to upstate cities and pension reform, Cuomo didn't treat her like much of a friend. He told reporters, "I haven't seen this particular mayor's comments." Go to full article
The Carousel Center, Syracuse, NY. Photo (detail): John Marino, CC some rights reserved
Apr 03, 2013 — Syracuse's development agency and the developer of the Destiny USA shopping mall have reached a settlement to avoid several legal battles.
This week's agreement shuts down three different threats of legal action between Destiny USA's owner - The Pyramid Companies - and the City of Syracuse and its industrial development agency, or IDA. Go to full article
Syracuse, NY, Mar 13, 2013 — New York stands to be one of the country's biggest beneficiaries of the growth in the civilian drone industry expected over the next decade. A new study places the state in the top 10 list for the sector's expected economic impact. Go to full article
Joe Kummer, president of Propulsive Wing in Elbridge, N.Y. demonstrates his prototype unmanned aerial vehicle. Photo: Ryan Delaney/WRVO
Syracuse, NY, Feb 26, 2013 — A coalition of universities and defense contractors in upstate New York has submitted a bid to become a federal research and test site for drones.
The Federal Aviation Administration is working on regulations for the use of unmanned aircraft in American airspace by 2015.
To do that, the FAA will name six testing sites - and seeing economic opportunities, upstate New York wants to have one of those sites. Go to full article
Standing near the Remington Arms factory, Beth Neale, deputy mayor of Ilion, N.Y., says she's watched a lot of large manufacturers leave the region. She's not sure Ilion would easily recover from losing Remington. Photo: Marie Cusick for NPR
Feb 04, 2013 — When New York state passed a wave of new gun-control laws on Jan. 15, it outlawed a type of assault rifle made just over an hour's drive from the state capital--in Ilion, NY. Go to full article