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It's the private sector that's leading the way in job creation, as the public sector is dragging.

Upstate leads NY jobs gains

New York State is on the brink of returning to pre-recession job levels, largely thanks to upstate. That's according to a new analysis from IHS Global Insight. The Innovation Trail's Alex Crichton has more.  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
...Comment via the website, that's really what folks need to do.

Regional Economic Development Council puts draft plan online

The North Country Regional Economic Development Council has posted a draft of its strategic plan--and it includes supporting controversial long term federal projects such as the Rooftop Highway.

It also sets out seven visions for the North Country including: the construction of growth in the aerospace, defense, biotech and other industries; increasing the region's profile as a special destination to visit, live, work and study; creating the greenest economy in the state; and starting an agriculture revolution.

The North Country Council is one of ten around New York created by Governor Andrew Cuomo to compete for millions of dollars in state funding. Garry Douglas is co-chair. He says the draft plan was created after a series of public hearings. Before submitting the final proposal to Albany, he wants people to review the plan online.

"Because there's not time between now and November 14 to go out and do another whole round of hearings. So it's going to be website dependent. People that have interest go there, look at them, and then comment via the website. That's really what folks need to do."

The website is North Country Open For Business - dot - com.  Go to full article

Cuomo announces billions for nano chip plants

Gov Cuomo opened the regional economic development conference in Albany yesterday with an announcement of a $4.4 billion dollar investment in high tech chip fabrication plants across upstate New York, and he predicts it will bring nearly 7000 jobs. Karen DeWitt has more:  Go to full article
The recession has done its damage and we just couldn't last out the long hard slog any longer

Willsboro Adirondack furniture maker closes

One of the Adirondack Park's most important furniture makers is closing its doors and will lay off 11 full time employees.

Old Adirondack, located in Willsboro, made the announcement last week.

Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article
Inside one of Novo Bus's transit buses (File photo/Brian Mann)
Inside one of Novo Bus's transit buses (File photo/Brian Mann)

Nova Bus Plattsburgh wins $231 million MTA contract

One of the North Country's largest manufacturers has won a contract worth more than $230 million to build buses for use in New York City.

Novabus, headquartered in Canada, will build hundreds of new buses at its plant in Plattsburgh over the next three years.

As Brian Mann reports, that will allow the company's American employees to go back to work full-time.  Go to full article
U.S. Seaway Administrator Terry Johnson (left) poses with other industry leaders as the first freighter of the season enters the St. Lambert lock.
U.S. Seaway Administrator Terry Johnson (left) poses with other industry leaders as the first freighter of the season enters the St. Lambert lock.

Seaway burnishes "green" profile

Last week, the first freighter of the year rumbled up the St. Lawrence River. That marked the 53rd season of the St. Lawrence Seaway, a man-made channel linking the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes.

The Seaway's billion dollars of commerce is mostly an economic conversation between Canada's southern coast, America's Midwest, and the far-flung ports of the world.

But it's caused vast environmental damage in the North Country and across the Great Lakes, largely via invasive species.

David Sommerstein went to the Seaway's opening ceremony last week in Montreal. He sends this report on the Seaway's delicate balance between the economy and the environment.  Go to full article
[BDC] is not doing enough about luring businesses into this community.

'Rooftop highway' boosters eyed for cuts

The not-for-profit that has spearheaded the push for an Interstate highway between Watertown and Plattsburgh is under fire. Massena's mayor says the Business Development Corporation for a Greater Massena hasn't been audited in 8 years and isn't doing enough to create jobs. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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