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Alpina's shiny new Greek yogurt plant is right across the industrial park from another new yogurt plant. Photo: David Sommerstein.
Alpina's shiny new Greek yogurt plant is right across the industrial park from another new yogurt plant. Photo: David Sommerstein.

How the 'Silicon Valley of Yogurt' is reshaping dairy farming

It's been about a year since Governor Cuomo convened his Yogurt Summit. He urged the state's dairy farmers to ramp up to meet the growing demand for milk from the booming Greek yogurt industry.

New York has eclipsed California as the number one yogurt producer in the country. And there are no signs of the growth slowing down.

David Sommerstein went to western New York to visit one of the brand new Greek yogurt plants that have opened recently to see how they're reshaping New York dairy.  Go to full article

Details emerge as regional economic council meets

The western New York Regional Council held its first public meeting in Buffalo yesterday. It's one of 10 councils the Cuomo Administration has set up in a new regional approach to economic development.

The North Country council is co-chaired by Clarkson University president Tony Collins, and Garry Douglas, president of the North Country Chamber of Commerce based in Plattsburgh. The meeting yesterday provided a glimpse into how this new initiative will work.  Go to full article
There are so many positions open that within information technology, we look (outside) to fill a lot of those spots

Senecas go "outside" for high tech hires

Employment numbers aren't good in western New York. But the Seneca Nation is bucking the trend. The Nation is working fast to fill jobs, especially those calling for highly-skilled workers.

There are enough jobs that the Senecas are looking outside of their own community to fill those positions. Case in point: Seneca Niagara Casino. The Innovation Trail's Daniel Robison reports.

Support for the Innovation Trail comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The Innovation Trail is a collaboration between five upstate public media outlets, reporting about New York's innovation economy.  Go to full article
Especially a transportation project...itís such a visible form of government spending, they may either look the other way or make an excuse.

Earmarks die hard

During election season, Republicans vowed to crack down on earmarks -- spending for projects in legislators' own districts.

But as Emma Jacobs reports for the Innovation Trail, the impulse to send money home is still strong.

(Support for the Innovation Trail comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The Innovation Trail is a collaboration between five upstate public media outlets, reporting about New York's innovation economy.)  Go to full article

Senecas to Hold Casino Referendum

Tribal members of the Seneca Nation are preparing to decide the future of casino gambing on the reservation and in Western New York. David Sommerstein reports next week's tribal referendum on Seneca casinos is expected to be close.  Go to full article

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