Regional Economic Development Councils http://wrvo.org en 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 Cuomo, Duffy have nothing but praise for each other http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-duffy-have-nothing-praise-each-other <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, offered high praise for one another during an event at the Capitol Monday. Their remarks come as questions are raised about Duffy's political future.<br /><br />Some newspapers have called for an ethics probe after Duffy admitted he’s been interviewing for a job with the Rochester Business Alliance, a trade and lobby group, while serving on Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils. Duffy has now withdrawn from consideration for the job. He introduced Cuomo at a disaster preparedness forum.<br /> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:55:15 +0000 Karen DeWitt 46316 at http://wrvo.org Farming or high-tech park? One community weighs the options http://wrvo.org/post/farming-or-high-tech-park-one-community-weighs-options <p>The quiet western New York farming community of Alabama sits among acres of farm and wetland. It’s also the site chosen for a new Science Technology and Manufacturing Park, known as STAMP. The high-tech park has also been the subject of some public scrutiny, as Genesee county rates highly amongst top agricultural producers in the state. The project is also an example of when the values of agricultural communities are starting to rub up against an upstate development agenda focused around high-tech manufacturing.</p> Mon, 27 May 2013 13:01:33 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 38501 at http://wrvo.org Farming or high-tech park? One community weighs the options IDAs retain right to give out state tax breaks in budget win http://wrvo.org/post/idas-retain-right-give-out-state-tax-breaks-budget-win <p>New York's numerous economic development bodies will still have the ability to give out state-level tax breaks in a deal struck with Gov. Andrew Cuomo in state budget negotiations. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:46:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 35321 at http://wrvo.org Advisory group looks to rejuvinate NY legacy cities http://wrvo.org/post/advisory-group-looks-rejuvinate-ny-legacy-cities <p>An advisory group looking at strategies for rejuvenating New York state's "legacy cities" says collaboration and coordination with the governor's Regional Economic Development Councils are crucial for upstate cities dealing with declining populations and job opportunities.</p><p> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 34626 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo reacts to IDA backlash on sales tax proposal http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-reacts-ida-backlash-sales-tax-proposal <p>During his visit to western New York on Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo reacted to the backlash by Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs) against his executive budget proposal that would remove their powers to grant state sales tax exemptions. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:38:14 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 33763 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo reacts to IDA backlash on sales tax proposal Cuomo wants to shift some IDA powers to his regional councils http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-wants-shift-some-ida-powers-his-regional-councils <p>In Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget, the state’s <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/topic/investigating-idas" target="_blank">Industrial Development Agencies</a>, or IDAs, would no longer be able to grant state sales tax exemptions for economic development projects. Instead, that authority will go to Cuomo's <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/topic/regional-councils" target="_blank">Regional Economic Development Councils</a>. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:01:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Ashley Hirtzel 33516 at http://wrvo.org Report says more collaboration needed in upstate revitalization http://wrvo.org/post/report-says-more-collaboration-needed-upstate-revitalization <p>More collaboration is needed between the several efforts under way to revitalize upstate New York's "legacy cities," says a report released this week by a public affairs institute. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:50:28 +0000 Ryan Delaney 33411 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo budget proposes third round of Regional Economic Development Councils http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-budget-proposes-third-round-regional-economic-development-councils <p>The Regional Economic Development Councils have been a cornerstone of Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to revitalize the state's economy. In his budget address Tuesday, Cuomo proposed a third round of state funding for the regional councils totaling $210 million. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:03:09 +0000 Kate O'Connell 32278 at http://wrvo.org Plastic maker breaks ground on expansion in Auburn http://wrvo.org/post/plastic-maker-breaks-ground-expansion-auburn <p>The walls on the 55,000 square foot expansion started going up a few weeks ago, but company owners and state and local economic development officials still gathered Thursday at <a href="http://currierplastics.com" target="_blank">Currier Plastics</a> in Auburn to throw some dirt around with gleaming shovels. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:59:09 +0000 Ryan Delaney 29863 at http://wrvo.org Plastic maker breaks ground on expansion in Auburn New Finger Lakes Museum trying to raise more private funds http://wrvo.org/post/new-finger-lakes-museum-trying-raise-more-private-funds <p>The new Finger Lakes Museum is kicking up its fundraising efforts to raise $1.3 million in private funds necessary to receive matching state funding for it's new facility. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:14:43 +0000 Carlet Cleare 29827 at http://wrvo.org New Finger Lakes Museum trying to raise more private funds CNY working on its part of state-wide sustainability plan http://wrvo.org/post/cny-working-its-part-state-wide-sustainability-plan <p>A central New York planning agency is moving into the public comment period as it works to create its contribution to a state-wide sustainability plan. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 02:43:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 29704 at http://wrvo.org New complex to offer home for homeless vets http://wrvo.org/post/new-complex-offer-home-homeless-vets <p>Work is underway on a housing project that will offer apartments to homeless veterans in central New York . The new Van Keuren Square will help a population that is sometimes overlooked. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 10:42:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 28847 at http://wrvo.org