Unshackling Upstate New York

Thursday, March 16, 2006

A business group in upstate New York is moving to exercise more private sector leadership on economic development decisions. Read more. Visit the web site.

You can also download the report.

The report argues for a new approach to economic development. The report notes: "Despite significant and prolonged tax-supported spending, the impact on the state’s economy has been meager. With the exception of localized achievements, New York’s employment statistics demonstrate that the state economy has not responded to massive injections of taxpayer funds."

Unfortunately, the report is weak on specifics. A better critique was issued recently by member of the state legislature, Joseph Morelle. This report focuses more precisely on the issue of innovation. Download the report.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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