Standing in a Syracuse union hall that will close later this year, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced support Monday for a bill that would allow the U.S. government to slap tariffs on foreign-made auto parts.
United Auto Workers Local 624 and 2149 once supported about 4,000 workers at nearby New Process Gear. The factory, which makes parts for SUVs, is also slated to shut down later this year.
Union leaders say Gillibrand's efforts may be too late for New Process Gear, but they could help other plants in upstate New York.
Ken Simonson is on a road trip to lobby for an increase in government investment in infrastructure projects.
Tuesday morning he stood in front of equipment at Milton Caterpillar in Syracuse and said “It’s great to see all this magnificent construction equipment, but it would be even better to see it in action.”
Simonson is the chief economists for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), a trade group. He highlighted Syracuse as one of four metro areas that have struggled more than most to regain jobs in constructions.
Sen. Charles Schumer is continuing his efforts to land a chip fabrication plant in central New York. Monday he visited a potential site, just north of Syracuse, with the CEO of chipmaker APIC.
A chip fabrication plant at Electronics Park in Salina isn’t a done deal, but Sen. Schumer said it’s just a matter of all the pieces coming together at a press conference Monday. The biggest hurdle is APIC first signing a contract with the US Navy.
Sen. Charles Schumer is using some political muscle to try and land central New York a high-tech chip maker. But the deal is contingent on the company first getting a contract from a spending-conscious Defense Department.
Keeping your holiday shopping dollars local can also boost the economy of Central New York. That's one reason Syracuse First founder Chris Fowler is encouraging shoppers to consider buying local as they head out to stores this holiday season.
The Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Baldwinsville will begin packaging products in 24-ounce cans starting next spring. A$7.6 million investment in the brewery is also going to allow the plant to increase its production by 30% as well. All this secures the long term future of the brewery in Central New York according to general manager Steve McCormick. He says this recent expansion, that was precipitated by a $900,000 capital grant from New York State, also means more announcements will be coming next year.
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced Tuesday that a package of measures to create jobs in upstate New York is now in the Senate Finance Committee. The legislation would do five things: spur clean energy businesses, help farmers diversify their products, retrain workers for specific local manufacturer needs, invest in infrastructure and expand rural broadband access.
You won't see many fully functioning stores as you walk into the addition from an entrance next to the Disney store. ..but you will get a taste of what destiny u-s-a is going to look like. And the broad boulevard look underneath exposed steel beams doesn't appeal to everyone.
"it reminds my of New York City, going through the bus station. Port Authority, that's what it reminds me of. Said Sophie Lafontaine of Syracuse.
The expansion of Syracuse’s Carousel Center Mall—the first stage of the grander and still-planned project called Destiny USA—seems to be getting some traction of late. Parts of the expansion will be open later this month. David Aitken, a Destiny executive and spokesperson, discusses the expansion and the future plans for the project, and reflects on why the Destiny project has been such a political and economic lightning rod for the region’s residents and the media. He also discusses the exterior appearance of the expansion and the possible tensions—and synergy—between this project and t