economic development

Capital Region News
1:50 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Downtown Albany: Brace For Impact

Capitalize Albany is getting ready to roll out a new project that has big implications for Downtown.

On Tuesday at Ten Eyck Plaza, Capitalize Albany will unveil its Impact Downtown Albany revitalization strategy - a twelve month public/private collaboration.  Sarah Reginelli, Director Economic Development of Capitalize Albany, says there are currently about two dozen corporate contributors.

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New York News
5:57 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

NY Senators Hold Forum On Regulatory Reform

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Members of the New York State Senate heard comments today from representatives of the upstate tourism and hospitality industry in Saratoga Springs. The dialogues are meant to identify and eventually eliminate what some say is restrictive government regulation.

The regulatory reform forum held at the Quad Graphics plant in Saratoga Springs was just one in a series organized by the New York State Senate Majority Coalition, which consists of Senate Republicans and members of the Independent Democratic Conference.

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New York News
4:45 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Colleges as Economic Drivers Discussed

Left to right: Jason E. Lane, Deputy Director for Research, Rockefeller Institute of Government; Lee Ann Pray, Director of Human Resources, Swarovski Lighting; John Ettling, President, SUNY Plattsburgh; John Jablonski, President, Clinton Community College; Garry Douglas, President/CEO, Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce and Co-Chair North Country Regional Economic Development Council; Paul Grasso, President/CEO, The Development Corporation
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The first of four forums discussing how colleges and universities are a key component of economic development in New York State was held in Plattsburgh recently.

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New England News
6:40 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Sen. Markey Stresses Support of Berkshire Economic Development

U.S. Senator Edward Markey, left, joined Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi to talk about economic development and public safety.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

U.S. Senator Edward Markey visited Pittsfield today on a tour of western Massachusetts.

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New York News
3:23 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

GlobalFoundries Gets OK From Town of Malta To Expand

One of the largest companies in Saratoga County could be expanding, as local officials work to develop a new economic plan for the region.

At a meeting Monday evening, the Malta Town Board voted unanimously to approve zoning legislation to allow GlobalFoundries, a computer chip manufacturer, to expand by building a second facility.

The company had been working with the town since it submitted its proposal for the 575,000 square-foot Fab 8.2 project last winter.

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New York News
6:15 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Economic Development Corporation Of Warren County Finds New Leader

Economic development efforts in Warren County are about to become reanimated thanks to a cooperative agreement with the City of Glens Falls.

On Monday, Ed Bartholomew, Economic Development Director at the Glens Falls Economic Development Group, will assume his role of president of the Economic Development Corporation of Warren County.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Seminar on Statewide Consolidated Loan Process Held

Empire State Development is hosting workshops in Plattsburgh today on New York state’s Consolidated Funding Application process.

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New England News
12:55 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Berkshire County Planners Making List of Regional Economic Development Initiatives

Planners in Berkshire County are reaching out to organizations in the public and private sectors to request information on their upcoming economic development projects.

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission is talking to private businesses, municipalities, non-profits, agencies, and others to collect data in order to update its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Priority Project List.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Export Forum Benefits Berkshire Businesses

Pittsfield-area commercial leaders and experts participated in a forum Tuesday to discuss bringing their businesses to an international level. 

U.S. Representative Richard Neal said that the forum he organized for the business community in his new Congressional district is similar to forums he previously held in a former district closer to Boston. Neal said that across the Massachusetts have a significant potential for growth in a new global marketplace.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Draft North Country Development Plan Released

Credit WAMC

An economic development plan based on sustainability, smart growth and environmental stewardship for the Adirondacks and seven-county northern tier of New York was presented to stakeholders this week.


The draft North Country Regional Sustainability Plan’s major goals include generating and exporting renewable energy from the northern tier, energy efficiency improvements, development of alternative heating fuels from within the region, sustainable use of natural resources to enhance jobs and business development and environmental stewardship.

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