Category Archives: Economic Development

On Cuomo, from the right — Not so fast, Azi

My OpEd in today’s NY Post assessing Governor Cuomo‘s sophmore term rated mention by Capital New York blogger, Azi Paybaragh in his Morning Briefing column [So now Andrew Cuomo is too Democratic?]. Azi mischaracterized my assessment as “conservative” and writing … Continue reading

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Gov. Cuomo must push fracking—Michael Benjamin – NYPOST.com

Roustabout may become the next hot job in New York — with modern versions of scenes from classics like “Giant” and “There Will Be Blood” coming to life across the Southern Tier. If the Department of Environmental Conservation ever makes … Continue reading

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Gov needs will to drill – m.NYPOST.com

Roustabout may become the next hot job in New York —with modern versions of scenes from classics like “Giant” and “There Will Be Blood” coming to life across the Southern Tier. If the Department of Environmental Conservation ever makes good … Continue reading

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Let Women Join the Fight! Lift the MMA Ban in NY!

Let women join the fight! – NYPost.com This year marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark 1972 federal legislation banning sex discrimination in education, including in athletics. The Legislature could honor this sports milestone for women by finally … Continue reading

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Pro MMA Rally set for Tuesday, March 6

The sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) is growing rapidly in the U.S. Its increasing popularity through promotion companies such as the UFC and Strikeforce has reached fans everywhere. Three states however, including New York, deem professional mixed martial arts … Continue reading

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Street vendors deserve a break – m.NYPOST.com

Last Thursday, street vendors held a rally to protest exorbitant city fines. They’ve got a point. Vendors selling food, art and miscellaneous goods have been a part of the New York streetscape for centuries; the founders of Macy’s, D’Agostino’s and … Continue reading

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New York Wins the Battle for Fresh Direct – NYTimes.com

This afternoon, the NY Times reported that New York officials announced Tuesday that Fresh Direct, based in Queens, will build and move to a 500,000-square-foot building in the Bronx. The Times also reported that the total value of the incentives … Continue reading

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Indian Problem

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Indian Problem. Am I the only one surprised to learn that New York’s Indian nations are not represented on the state’s economic development regional councils? The state’s Indian nations are major job providers and revenue … Continue reading

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FreshDirect likely coming to The Bronx

The NY Post reported today that FreshDirect is poised to move from its undersized Long Island City headquarters to site near the Willis Avenue Bridge. The Post writes that the company would build a 500,000 square foot warehouse with $125 … Continue reading

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Senecas To Cuomo: Thanks For The $1B (Oh, And Honor The Gaming Pact)

Nick Reisman at the SOP blog reports on the Seneca Nation’s full page ad in the Buffalo News thanking Gov. Cuomo for committing $1B in development aid to Western NY. Read more: http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/01/senecas-to-cuomo-thanks-for-the-1b-oh-and-honor-the-gaming-pact/#dsq-form-area-408693769 The Seneca Nation is extending a hand … Continue reading

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