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New York's Regional Economic Development Council regions. Image: http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/
New York's Regional Economic Development Council regions. Image: http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/

Round three for regional development councils

The Regional Economic Development Councils have been a cornerstone of Governor Cuomo's plan to revitalize the state's economy.

In his state budget address, Cuomo confirmed a third round of state funding for them, totaling $220 million.  Go to full article
Jaison Abel, economist with the New York Federal Reserve, speaking Monday in Lake Placid (Photo:  Brian Mann)
Jaison Abel, economist with the New York Federal Reserve, speaking Monday in Lake Placid (Photo: Brian Mann)

Economists say North Country dodged the worst of the recession

Here in the North Country, as in much of the US, the economy and jobs top the agenda. It's what politicians and business leaders talk about. But in a time when many of the best jobs in government and education seem less and less reliable, it's also what workers and union leaders are focused on.

At a conference yesterday in Lake Placid, organized by the Adirondack North Country Association, economists tried to give a clearer snapshot of how we're doing and where the region might be going. As Brian Mann reports, the good news is that things aren't a whole lot worse. But researchers worry that continued government layoffs could slow or reverse the North Country's recovery.  Go to full article

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