Some abandoned prisons in the upstate area could become home to start-up companies under Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Start-Up New York initiative.
The initiative aims to provide major incentives for companies to relocate, develop, or significantly expand in New York by offering state and local tax-free zones on university and college campuses.
Empire State Development approved funding for two upstate food and agriculture related measures in their meeting Friday.
When New York state passed "the toughest gun control laws in the nation" on Jan. 15, concern arose in a small upstate New York town built around a gun manufacturing company.
An IT company will keep its local offices in Syracuse and create more jobs thanks to a state tax break.
The Empire State Development Corporation is giving ShoreGroup $3 million in tax credits over the next 5 years to expand its footprint and job force in Syracuse.