Rensselaer, NY, Feb 05, 2013 — In October Gov. Andrew Cuomo held a summit in Albany to promote New York's wine, beer and spirits industry. In his 2013 state budget proposal, he also made provision for additional support for promoting New York products, including wine and beer, and promoting upstate tourism. But one upstate culinary center says that there's a piece of the puzzle missing from the governor's plans.
The lack of wine experts, known as master sommeliers, could keep the industry from reaching its full potential. Go to full article
The United States Patent & Trademark Office. Photo: mason13a, CC some rights reserved
Rochester, NY, Jan 28, 2013 — New York state ranks third in the world for the number of clean energy patents issued in the third quarter of 2012. The Clean Energy Patent Growth Index shows that the majority of the 63 patents issued during that period went to upstate inventors. Go to full article
New York's Regional Economic Development Council regions. Image: http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/
Rochester, NY, Dec 20, 2012 — The health industry in upstate New York is undergoing some rapid transformations, and all this week we're featuring reports from the Innovation Trail team on innovation in the region's health care sector. Today, imagine using your smart phone to avoid getting the flu. A new mobile app designed by researchers at the University of Rochester sifts through twitter feeds and alerts users to who around them might be contagious. Go to full article
Rochester, NY, Dec 13, 2012 — The U.S. healthcare sector is seeing major changes right now to its record keeping and information sharing methods.
This week, Digital Rochester hosted a summit to discuss how these changes will impact on the community, health care providers, and Information Technology professionals.
Information exchanges and electronic patient records are both being touted as opportunities to cut medical costs, increase care quality and create new jobs for Information Technology professionals. Go to full article
The health, the mental health, the behavioral health issues certainly have to be attended to.
Rochester, NY, Nov 12, 2012 — A consortium of New York state university campuses is working to improve rural services for veterans and their families. Universities from across upstate New York, including Rochester, Buffalo, Binghamton, Albany and Syracuse, are taking part in a program funded by the Department of Health and Social Services to train people to work with veterans in the state's more remote areas. Go to full article
Rochester, NY, Oct 08, 2012 — A report from the New York State Labor Department shows the unemplyment rate in Upstate New York has gone up almost one percent in the past year, to 8.5 per cent as of August.
This past week, a mobile response team from the Labor Department began touring regions with the highest unemployment rates, with the goal of getting the long-term unemployed back to work. Go to full article