Centerstate CEO http://wrvo.org en Syracuse's Tech Garden receives needed upgrade http://wrvo.org/post/syracuses-tech-garden-receives-needed-upgrade <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Technological times have changed since the Tech Garden set up shop on Warren Street in Syracuse almost ten years ago.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:24:49 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59058 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse's Tech Garden receives needed upgrade On budget victory lap, Cuomo says best is yet to come http://wrvo.org/post/budget-victory-lap-cuomo-says-best-yet-come <p></p><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo continued his publicity tour Monday on the recently passed state budget with a stop in Syracuse.</p><p>Cuomo, a Democrat, was a late edition to the agenda at the annual meeting of CenterState CEO, a business development group. About a thousand business owners and local leaders attended the luncheon at the OnCenter.</p><p>The governor praised CenterState CEO's president, Rob Simpson, and Onondaga County's "phenomenal" Executive, Joanie Mahoney.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:42:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54267 at http://wrvo.org On budget victory lap, Cuomo says best is yet to come This year's economic forecast? Steady as she goes, maybe better http://wrvo.org/post/years-economic-forecast-steady-she-goes-maybe-better <p></p><p>Central New York’s major economic booster group is predicting the region’s economy this year will be more of the same, maybe a little bit better.</p><p>Businesses in central New York are only slightly bullish about economic growth in CenterState CEO’s annual economic survey.</p><p>The pro-business group teams up with M&amp;T Bank to put out the forecast. The bank foresees the economy will grow slightly more than it did last year. The region has seen 17 straight quarters of growth.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:34:55 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50019 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's tax relief proposal gains support in central New York http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-tax-relief-proposal-gains-support-central-new-york <p></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:19:25 +0000 Ellen Abbott 49998 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's tax relief proposal gains support in central New York CenterState CEO rolls out new strategic business plan for region http://wrvo.org/post/centerstate-ceo-rolls-out-new-strategic-business-plan-region <p></p><p>With help from the Brookings Institution, CenterState CEO is out with a new strategic plan to boost the central New York regional economy.</p><p>The plan was <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/syracuse-gets-pro-help-brookings-institution-business-plan" target="_blank">two years in the making</a> as the Washington-based Brookings' Metropolitan Policy Program picked Syracuse as one of the regions it would assist.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 10:21:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 46837 at http://wrvo.org CenterState CEO rolls out new strategic business plan for region Business alliance doubles down on goal to double exports http://wrvo.org/post/business-alliance-doubles-down-goal-double-exports <p>Business leaders in central New York are re-launching efforts to expand their involvement in the export market.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.cnyiba.net/" target="_blank">Central New York International Business Alliance</a> has been around for almost a decade. It’s renewing its push to increase exports among companies in the region, or get them into the market altogether.</p><p>The alliance is an effort from CenterState CEO, a regional chamber of commerce of sorts.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:46:53 +0000 Ryan Delaney 46142 at http://wrvo.org Business alliance doubles down on goal to double exports New authority hopes to improve operations at Syracuse airport http://wrvo.org/post/new-authority-hopes-improve-operations-syracuse-airport <p><strong>Correction: The authority planned to take over operations of the airport is a public benefit</strong> <strong>authority and not private.</strong></p><p>Early next year control of day-to-day operations at Syracuse&rsquo;s Hancock International Airport will transfer from a city department to a <strike>private</strike> <strong>public benefit</strong> authority, a move city and airport officials say will mean benefits for travelers.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 21:23:45 +0000 Ryan Delaney 45625 at http://wrvo.org New authority hopes to improve operations at Syracuse airport Rob Simpson of CenterState CEO: Think bigger on future of I-81 http://wrvo.org/post/rob-simpson-centerstate-ceo-think-bigger-future-i-81 <p></p><p>Rob Simpson, head of the economic booster organization<a href="http://www.centerstateceo.com/" target="_blank"> CenterState CEO</a>, has called on state transportation planners and central New Yorkers to think bigger when it comes to making the decision about the future of the elevated portion of Interstate 81 through downtown Syracuse.</p><p>The 1.4 miles of elevated highway is beginning to crumble. Transportation planners are in the midst of a lengthy process to decide the final form of a redesigned I-81. Most debate has centered around rebuilding the viaduct through downtown or re-routing it around the city.</p><p>The debate polarized the community and lawmakers over the summer. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 10:39:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 44299 at http://wrvo.org Rob Simpson of CenterState CEO: Think bigger on future of I-81 No chip fabricator any time soon for Liverpool business park http://wrvo.org/post/no-chip-fabricator-any-time-soon-liverpool-business-park <p></p><p>It was January 2012 when Democratic U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer <a href="http://www.innovationtrail.org/post/schumer-continues-push-syracuse-area-computer-chipmaker" target="_blank">stood in front of an empty building</a> at the old General Electric site in Liverpool and said California-based chip maker APIC Corp. landing <a href="http://www.innovationtrail.org/post/fate-syracuse-chip-fab-hinges-defense-contract" target="_blank">a Navy contract</a> and then opening up a fabricator in the building was “all but a done deal."</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 12:34:39 +0000 Ryan Delaney 38679 at http://wrvo.org No chip fabricator any time soon for Liverpool business park Upstate economic group calls for constant reinvention http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-economic-group-calls-constant-reinvention <p>Upstate New York's economy will need to be in a near-constant state of reinvention if it wants to survive in the current environment, according to CenterState CEO, an economic booster organization based in Syracuse. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 20:23:07 +0000 Ryan Delaney 35917 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 Central New York's 2013 economy may be "instant replay" of 2012 http://wrvo.org/post/central-new-yorks-2013-economy-may-be-instant-replay-2012 <p>The main economic booster engine for central New York is predicting economic growth in the region in 2013 will look a lot like last year. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:52:03 +0000 Ryan Delaney 31689 at http://wrvo.org New CENTRO Transfer Center ready to open http://wrvo.org/post/new-centro-transfer-center-ready-open <p>On September 4, the face of downtown Syracuse will change, as the long awaited CENTRO Transfer Center will open.<br> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 13:02:58 +0000 Ellen Abbott 25005 at http://wrvo.org Internship program with the aim of getting kids to stick around http://wrvo.org/post/internship-program-aim-getting-kids-stick-around <p>It&#39;s no guarantee, but the college internship can often lead to a job offer after graduation.</p><p>Economic development officials in Syracuse are hoping that getting more college students involved in internships at local, small businesses can help reduce the &quot;brain drain&quot; of young, educated people leaving the region.</p><p>CenterState CEO, an economic development agency, is ramping up its <a href="http://www.project-ion.com">Project ION</a> - Internship Opportunity Network - for another school year. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 14:32:47 +0000 Ryan Delaney 23916 at http://wrvo.org Internship program with the aim of getting kids to stick around Brookings plan aims to double exports in central New York http://wrvo.org/post/brookings-plan-aims-double-exports-central-new-york <p>CenterState CEO, an economic booster engine for central New York, has set a goal of doubling exports for the region over the next five years.</p><p>The path to that goal includes help from the Brookings Institute&#39;s Metropolitan Policy Program. <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/syracuse-gets-pro-help-brookings-institution-business-plan" target="_blank">Brookings picked Syracuse last summer as one of four metro areas it would help increase its exports.</a></p><p>The plan was released Wednesday during CenterState&#39;s annual meeting. Along with Brookings, representatives from the US Export-Import Bank and the Commerce Department touted the potential of the region.</p><p>But central New York has a ways to go: Of the top 100 largest metro areas, Brookings found Syracuse ranked 72nd for export value in 2010. Wed, 04 Apr 2012 21:39:30 +0000 Ryan Delaney 17134 at http://wrvo.org Brookings plan aims to double exports in central New York Syracuse one of four metro areas working with Brookings Institution to increase exports http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-one-four-metro-areas-working-brookings-institution-increase-exports <p><a href="http://www.centerstateceo.com/">CenterState CEO</a> in Syracuse is trying to get more companies in Central New York to do business outside the area. &nbsp;Syracuse is&nbsp;one of four metropolitan areas in the U-S that are working with the Brookings Institution to increase exports over the next five years. &nbsp;As part of two initiatives, they are asking local business for data about their exports, and encouraging them to look at more business opportunities outside the area. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 13:02:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 13671 at http://wrvo.org