economic development http://wamc.org en Tech Company Opening Schenectady Office http://wamc.org/post/tech-company-opening-schenectady-office <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has rolled out the welcome mat for "Quirky" - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that Quirky, an invention company headquartered in New York City, will open an office in downtown Schenectady. Quirky will occupy two floors at the Center City building at 433 State Street, with plans to create 180 new jobs in downtown Schenectady within the next three years.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:49:29 +0000 Dave Lucas 86838 at http://wamc.org Tech Company Opening Schenectady Office Telephone Town Hall On Economic Development http://wamc.org/post/telephone-town-hall-economic-development <p></p><p></p><p>A Congressman and an economic development chief talked jobs, listened to ideas and exchanged information with New Yorkers on a conference call this afternoon.</p><p>Capital District Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko and President, CEO &amp; Commissioner of Empire State Development Kenneth Adams hosted the hour-long "telephone town hall" with citizens, fielding questions and chatting about highlight federal and state efforts at economic development and job creation.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:41:10 +0000 Dave Lucas 84906 at http://wamc.org Telephone Town Hall On Economic Development Two HV Businesses Receive Economic Development Funding http://wamc.org/post/two-hv-businesses-receive-economic-development-funding <p>A few Hudson Valley businesses are on the receiving end of New York State funding for economic development projects.</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:40:40 +0000 Allison Dunne 84423 at http://wamc.org Two HV Businesses Receive Economic Development Funding Job Market Slightly Better Past Seven Days http://wamc.org/post/job-market-slightly-better-past-seven-days <p>The newest job market numbers are out, and they’re trending in a positive direction.&nbsp;&nbsp; The job market in the Capital Region paralleled the national one as it rebounded a bit after an off week. Next-Act of Colonie's Dan Moran sees the numbers reflecting continued strength and employer confidence.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “ We had a couple of good weeks of run-up. We had kind of a flat week, now we're coming back up a little higher again. It's showing a new confidence in the employment market, and that's a good thing.”</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:46:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 83334 at http://wamc.org Job Market Slightly Better Past Seven Days Report Inventories Available Commercial Space In Downtown Glens Falls http://wamc.org/post/report-inventories-available-commercial-space-downtown-glens-falls <p>A new report is providing details about Glens Falls’ downtown, in an effort to aid bringing new businesses to the area.</p><p></p><p>Ed Bartholomew, Economic Development Director for Glens Falls and president of EDC Warren County, says the new report, which inventories the city’s available commercial space downtown, provides a more detailed picture of the small city’s revitalization.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:41:13 +0000 Lucas Willard 82410 at http://wamc.org Report Inventories Available Commercial Space In Downtown Glens Falls Business And Economic Development Officials Call On Legislators To Pass Fiscal Initiatives http://wamc.org/post/business-and-economic-development-officials-call-legislators-pass-fiscal-initiatives <p></p><p></p><p>North Country business and municipal officials gathered at a local manufacturing plant Thursday morning to praise New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s economic development proposals and call on the legislature to expedite their passage. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 82011 at http://wamc.org Business And Economic Development Officials Call On Legislators To Pass Fiscal Initiatives New Halfmoon Supervisor Reaches Out To Business Community http://wamc.org/post/new-halfmoon-supervisor-reaches-out-business-community <p>The new supervisor of a Capital Region town defined by scandal in 2013 has set out a vision for 2014 focused on economic development.</p><p>At an open forum for businesses hosted by the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce at Halfmoon Town Hall Thursday, Supervisor Kevin Tollisen outlined his agenda for 2014. &nbsp;In November, Tollisen was elected to become supervisor in January, but took the supervisor position early after he was appointed by the town board, following the resignation of former supervisor Mindy Wormuth.</p><p></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:20:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 81990 at http://wamc.org New Halfmoon Supervisor Reaches Out To Business Community Collaborative Group Unveils Plan For Downtown North Adams http://wamc.org/post/collaborative-group-unveils-plan-downtown-north-adams <p></p><p>A public-private partnership in North Adams, Massachusetts has unveiled its plan to revitalize the city’s downtown.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:43:53 +0000 Jim Levulis 81748 at http://wamc.org Collaborative Group Unveils Plan For Downtown North Adams North Country Reaction To Regional Council Funding Awards http://wamc.org/post/north-country-reaction-regional-council-funding-awards <p></p><p></p><p>In New York’s third round of awards to the Regional Economic Development Councils, the North Country was named a Top Performer Awardee and received the fifth highest level of funding. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:01:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 79716 at http://wamc.org North Country Reaction To Regional Council Funding Awards Impact Downtown Albany Kicks Off Tuesday http://wamc.org/post/impact-downtown-albany-kicks-tuesday <p></p><p></p><p>Capitalize Albany Corporation is getting ready for the tuesday launch of its Impact Downtown Albany revitalization strategy. Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with Capitalize Albany's Director of Economic Development Sarah Reginelli and Communications and Marketing Assistant Amanda Vitullo.</p> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 17:57:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 77898 at http://wamc.org Impact Downtown Albany Kicks Off Tuesday