economic development http://wrvo.org en SU nixes contract with developer for new bookstore http://wrvo.org/post/su-nixes-contract-developer-new-bookstore <p>After years of trying to build a new off-campus bookstore and fitness center, Syracuse University's efforts took a big step back Friday.</p><p>The university canceled its contract with the developer it had selected to build the project along the 600 block of University Ave., just north of the school's main campus.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 22:41:31 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57688 at http://wrvo.org SU nixes contract with developer for new bookstore Destiny USA has new plans to build its own hotel http://wrvo.org/post/destiny-usa-has-new-plans-build-its-own-hotel <p></p><p>The owners of the Destiny USA mega-mall and entertainment center in Syracuse again have plans to build a hotel as part of its complex along Onondaga Lake.</p><p>The mall this week sent a letter to Mayor Stephanie Miner and Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney. A spokesman for the mayor confirmed they received the letter but had no further comment. The mayor has long opposed the mall's large and lengthy property tax break.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 19:54:42 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50992 at http://wrvo.org Destiny USA has new plans to build its own hotel $100 million for amphitheater, housing coming to Solvay http://wrvo.org/post/100-million-amphitheater-housing-coming-solvay <p>A combined $100 million redevelopment project for the western side of Onondaga Lake will bring new housing and street upgrades to the village of Solvay and a 17,000 seat entertainment venue to the shoreline of the lake.</p><p>It's not the project Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney hoped to bring Gov. Andrew Cuomo to town to announce, but when Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner derailed Mahoney's and Syracuse University's idea for a new athletic stadium in the city, the county executive quickly shifted to this one.</p><p>"This project hits it exactly right," said Cuomo.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:37:06 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50591 at http://wrvo.org $100 million for amphitheater, housing coming to Solvay Cuomo comments on recidivism against backdrop of prison closures http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-comments-recidivism-against-backdrop-prison-closures <p></p><p>In his State of the State speech this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo once again blasted New York's state prison system, describing what he called the "madness" of mass incarceration in New York.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>That tough language follows Cuomo's declaration in his State of the State address three years ago that prisons should no longer be used to boost economic development in rural upstate communities.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:49:55 +0000 Natasha Haverty NCPR 49733 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo comments on recidivism against backdrop of prison closures Several regions win big at Regional Economic Development Council awards http://wrvo.org/post/several-regions-win-big-regional-economic-development-council-awards <p></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:13:07 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 48450 at http://wrvo.org Several regions win big at Regional Economic Development Council awards Central New York given $66.9 million in regional council awards http://wrvo.org/post/central-new-york-given-669-million-regional-council-awards <p></p><p>Central New York missed securing a hat-trick in the latest of the state's economic development awards competition, known as the Regional Economic Development Councils.</p><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/regional-economic-development-council-awards-2013" target="_blank">handed out $715.9 million</a> is grants and incentives to more than 800 projects across the state in the third year of his regional councils Wednesday.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:18:54 +0000 Ryan Delaney 48425 at http://wrvo.org Central New York given $66.9 million in regional council awards State subsidy system lacks transparency at regional level http://wrvo.org/post/state-subsidy-system-lacks-transparency-regional-level <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></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 20:15:21 +0000 Kate O'Connell 48359 at http://wrvo.org State subsidy system lacks transparency at regional level Progressive groups weigh in on tax reform http://wrvo.org/post/progressive-groups-weigh-tax-reform <p></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:14:46 +0000 Karen DeWitt 47419 at http://wrvo.org New York Jobs Now coalition rallies in support of casino referendum http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-jobs-now-coalition-rallies-support-casino-referendum <p></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:49:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 46109 at http://wrvo.org New York Jobs Now coalition rallies in support of casino referendum Onondaga County to vote on proposed 2014 budget this week http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-vote-proposed-2014-budget-week <p></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:08:57 +0000 Ellen Abbott 45266 at http://wrvo.org State's Capital Plan needs more detail, says watchdog group http://wrvo.org/post/states-capital-plan-needs-more-detail-says-watchdog-group <p></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:48:33 +0000 Karen DeWitt 44808 at http://wrvo.org New York in the World: Interview with Jonathan Bowles http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-world-interview-jonathan-bowles <p><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">The SUNY Levin Institute’s New York in the World report was prepared by the Center for an Urban Future headed by Jonathan Bowles. Bowles sat down with Garrick Utley to discuss the current state of New York's economy, and its future.</span></span></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:01:00 +0000 Garrick Utley 42914 at http://wrvo.org New York in the World: Interview with Jonathan Bowles Greek yogurt plant could boost upstate dairy industry http://wrvo.org/post/greek-yogurt-plant-could-boost-upstate-dairy-industry <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>Upstate New York’s newest Greek yogurt factory opened its doors in Batavia, Monday. The factory is a joint venture between Pepsi and German dairy giant, the Theo Muller Group. The Muller Quaker Dairy Plant is touted as a shot in the arm for the dairy industry in western New York.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 20:29:39 +0000 Kate O'Connell 38957 at http://wrvo.org Greek yogurt plant could boost upstate dairy industry Matt Driscoll on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/matt-driscoll-campbell-conversations <p><span class="il">Matt</span> <span class="il">Driscoll</span> was mayor of Syracuse from 2001 to 2009. Since then, he's been the President of a state public authority, and most recently a member of Governor Cuomo's cabinet. In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, he discusses the environmental issues he became known for as mayor, economic development, and the current Syracuse mayor's disagreement with the governor over public pensions.</p><p> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 34482 at http://wrvo.org Library funding is focus of Library Advocacy Day http://wrvo.org/post/library-funding-focus-library-advocacy-day <p>The library lobby is heading to Albany today to ask lawmakers to restore funding that has been lost for five years now.<br> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:59:27 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34269 at http://wrvo.org Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon deliver letter to Cuomo on last day for fracking comments http://wrvo.org/post/yoko-ono-sean-lennon-deliver-letter-cuomo-last-day-fracking-comments <p>Anti-fracking activists, including Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, attempted to present the state’s environmental agency with over 200,000 comments, on the last day of a public comment period on the gas drilling process.&nbsp; They and other anti-fracking activists also tried to deliver a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:24:17 +0000 Karen DeWitt 31768 at http://wrvo.org Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon deliver letter to Cuomo on last day for fracking comments Governor checks off sixth Regional Council tour http://wrvo.org/post/governor-checks-sixth-regional-council-tour <p>Using a now-familiar travel routine, Governor Andrew Cuomo made his sixth tour of New York's regions to monitor the progress of projects funded through the Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC). Wed, 28 Nov 2012 13:56:42 +0000 Kate O'Connell 29758 at http://wrvo.org Governor checks off sixth Regional Council tour Growing yogurt industry leads to award for Genesee County http://wrvo.org/post/growing-yogurt-industry-leads-award-genesee-county <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 success of the burgeoning yogurt industry has helped the Genesee County Economic Development Center (<a href="http://www.gcedc.com/" target="_blank">GCEDC</a>) be named the Industrial Development Agency of the year in upstate New York, for their work in developing the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park in Batavia. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:14:52 +0000 Kate O'Connell 29379 at http://wrvo.org Growing yogurt industry leads to award for Genesee County RIT to invest in local start-up businesses http://wrvo.org/post/rit-invest-local-start-businesses <p>The Rochester Institute of Technology has launched a venture fund to help boost economic development in the region. Businesses with ties to the university will be eligible for funding through the fund. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 14:16:02 +0000 Kate O'Connell 28817 at http://wrvo.org All aboard: Cuomo takes bus tour of CNY regional council sites http://wrvo.org/post/all-aboard-cuomo-takes-bus-tour-cny-regional-council-sites <p>On a chilly, drizzly Tuesday morning in Syracuse, Gov. Andrew Cuomo took a bus tour of development projects his administration has helped to fund. Along for the ride were local economic development officials, State cabinet members and the press. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 20:08:31 +0000 Ryan Delaney 26917 at http://wrvo.org All aboard: Cuomo takes bus tour of CNY regional council sites Watertown Airport recieves federal grant for improvements http://wrvo.org/post/watertown-airport-recieves-federal-grant-improvements <p>The Watertown International Airport has seen huge growth in the past year, with a switch from nine-seater to 44-seater planes and direct connections to Chicago. Now the airport will be able to catch up on some overdue infrastructure, with a $2 million grant from the federal government. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:15:31 +0000 Joanna Richards 26741 at http://wrvo.org Regional councils roll out projects for round two http://wrvo.org/post/regional-councils-roll-out-projects-round-two <p>The ten regional economic development councils were back at it this week in their efforts to bring home as big a slice of three-quarters of a billion dollar state funding pie as possible. The councils released their progress reports and a new list of projects they think deserve cash in order to spur economic development and job creation in their regions. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 20:28:34 +0000 Ryan Delaney 26329 at http://wrvo.org Regional councils roll out projects for round two New York's record on economic development projects mixed http://wrvo.org/post/new-yorks-record-economic-development-projects-mixed <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York&rsquo;s track record on supporting economic development projects is hit and miss.</p><p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 20:06:40 +0000 Ryan Delaney 23781 at http://wrvo.org Fiber optic company plans expansion in Albany http://wrvo.org/post/fiber-optic-company-plans-expansion-albany <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>A telecommunications company that builds fiber optic networks throughout the Northeast is expanding its headquarters in Albany, despite offers to relocate out-of-state.</p><p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 14:06:15 +0000 Marie Cusick 23600 at http://wrvo.org Fiber optic company plans expansion in Albany Did Destiny USA ruin it for other developers in Syracuse? http://wrvo.org/post/did-destiny-usa-ruin-it-other-developers-syracuse <p>There&#39;s an old <a href="http://youtu.be/nYBm3oMAiNs" target="_blank">promotional video</a> the developer behind the Destiny USA megamall released several years ago. It includes images of glass-enclosed golf courses, huge hotels and helicopter tours of upstate taking off from Syracuse&#39;s Inner Harbor.</p><p>Despite ending by promising &quot;grand opening, summer 2004,&quot; you won&#39;t see any of that on the shores of Onondaga Lake today.</p><p>All you&#39;ll see is an even bigger mall -&nbsp;despite developer Robert Congel winning a 30-year property tax break worth about $600 million as an incentive from the city to build the Disney Land-like attraction.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 11:10:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 22091 at http://wrvo.org Did Destiny USA ruin it for other developers in Syracuse? DiNapoli wants Local Development Corporations held accountable http://wrvo.org/post/dinapoli-wants-local-development-corporations-held-accountable <div><div>New York&#39;s fiscal watchdog wants lawmakers to give his office more power &nbsp;over economic development organizations that he says are being misused in some cases, by local governments in New York state. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has his eye on Local&nbsp;Development Corporations.</div><div> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 20:22:57 +0000 Ellen Abbott 21353 at http://wrvo.org Will Wallenda's wirewalk help Niagara Falls' economy? http://wrvo.org/post/will-wallendas-wirewalk-help-niagara-falls-economy <p>Nik Wallenda will walk across Niagara Falls on a highwire tonight.</p><p>The city of Niagara Falls, New York sees Wallenda&rsquo;s wirewalk as its best change in decades to revive tourism and spark economic development, but measuring Wallenda&rsquo;s long-term impact may be tough, assuming there is one at all.</p><p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:13:17 +0000 Daniel Robison 20994 at http://wrvo.org Will Wallenda's wirewalk help Niagara Falls' economy? State funding seekers get questions answered at forum in Watertown http://wrvo.org/post/state-funding-seekers-get-questions-answered-forum-watertown <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">The North Country Regional Economic Development Council is preparing for an influx of funding applications this July. Regional councils are part of Governor Andrew Cuomo&#39;s plan to distribute economic development aid throughout the state using a community-based, bottom-up approach to building New York&#39;s economy. A&nbsp;public forum was held by the council in Watertown last night.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 03:12:57 +0000 Joanna Richards 20837 at http://wrvo.org