job creation http://wrvo.org en Hanna hearing focuses on how universities impact job creation http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-hearing-focuses-how-universities-impact-job-creation <p></p><p>Rep. Richard Hanna chaired a hearing Monday at Binghamton University on the role of universities in job creation. Hanna is chairman of the House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce and the focus of the hearing was on the importance of federal funding.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:26:41 +0000 Catherine Loper 42153 at http://wrvo.org IDAs need to be more transparent, accountable, says comptroller http://wrvo.org/post/idas-need-be-more-transparent-accountable-says-comptroller <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The New York state comptroller’s office has released its<a href="http://www.osc.state.ny.us/localgov/pubs/research/ida_reports/2013/idaperformance2013.pdf" target="_blank"> annual report</a> on New York’s 113 Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs), with concerns raised about the effectiveness and transparency of the organizations. Wed, 08 May 2013 20:48:22 +0000 Kate O'Connell 37465 at http://wrvo.org IDAs need to be more transparent, accountable, says comptroller Private-sector jobs up statewide, but it's not all good news http://wrvo.org/post/private-sector-jobs-statewide-its-not-all-good-news <p>Job figures are on the rise across New York state, &nbsp;however private-sector jobs in some upstate areas have declined according to the state Department of Labor’s latest jobs report.</p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:32:58 +0000 Kate O'Connell 34564 at http://wrvo.org State Assembly approves minimum wage http://wrvo.org/post/state-assembly-approves-minimum-wage <p>The New York State Assembly voted to raise the state’s minimum wage to $9 an hour, but the measure is stalled in the state Senate. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:04:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 34303 at http://wrvo.org Greek yogurt helps boost the dairy industry and upstate's economy http://wrvo.org/post/greek-yogurt-helps-boost-dairy-industry-and-upstates-economy <p>Greek-style yogurt now accounts for about a quarter of all yogurt sales in the United States.&nbsp; Much of it is made in upstate New York, where this low-tech industry is having a big economic impact.<br /> Sun, 05 Aug 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Katie Gleitsmann 23631 at http://wrvo.org Greek yogurt helps boost the dairy industry and upstate's economy Gillibrand says economy requires investment to stimulate growth http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-says-economy-requires-investment-stimulate-growth <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is traveling around New York making her case for Democratic economic policies. Thursday she did so at a boat manufacturing facility in Cape Vincent.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 08:07:08 +0000 Joanna Richards 22102 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand says economy requires investment to stimulate growth GE unveils new battery plant http://wrvo.org/post/ge-unveils-new-battery-plant <p><span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">General Electric is getting ready to unveil a new battery manufacturing plant in the very same place where the company got its start. </span></p><p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 13:19:38 +0000 Marie Cusick 22067 at http://wrvo.org Eight session days left, many issues unresolved http://wrvo.org/post/eight-session-days-left-many-issues-unresolved <p>New York state lawmakers plan on leaving Albany for the summer on June 21, but they continue to be gridlocked on the issues of raising the state&rsquo;s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.50 an hour, and offering tax breaks to small businesses as an incentive to create more jobs.</p><p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 13:25:19 +0000 Karen DeWitt 20788 at http://wrvo.org Slow and steady: New York state job levels rise http://wrvo.org/post/slow-and-steady-new-york-state-job-levels-rise <p>New York state is on the brink of returning to pre-recession job levels, according to a new analysis from IHS Global Insight.</p><p> Fri, 25 May 2012 15:01:02 +0000 Alex Crighton 19873 at http://wrvo.org Slow and steady: New York state job levels rise