We dreamt up some alliterative economic plans for New York

Why not take a chance on the Schenectady Scheme?
Why not take a chance on the Schenectady Scheme?
Nejron Photo/Shutterstock
Why not take a chance on the Schenectady Scheme?

We dreamt up some alliterative economic plans for New York

How to really make an impact with economic development funds? Come up with an alliterative nickname.
April 10, 2019

Economic development money means nothing without the marketing – otherwise how would Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislators in Albany get credit?

So with this week's issue focusing on the Buffalo Billion and the Syracuse Surge, we dreamt up some alliterative economic plans the state could launch next.

Binghamton Boom

hydro-fracking-Christopher-Halloran-Shutterstock.jpg

Nothing like a little degradation of the Earth to get your economy going.
Alt Text: 
Nothing like a little degradation of the Earth to get your economy going.
Title Text: 
Nothing like a little degradation of the Earth to get your economy going.
Caption: 
Nothing like a little degradation of the Earth to get your economy going.
Description: 
Nothing like a little degradation of the Earth to get your economy going.
Image Credit: 
Christopher Halloran/Shutterstock

Legalize hydraulic fracturing and watch the money flow in. Just be careful lighting matches.

Mount Kisco Million

mount-kisco-david-lada-shutterstock.jpg

Mount Kisco.
Alt Text: 
Mount Kisco.
Title Text: 
Mount Kisco.
Caption: 
Mount Kisco.
Description: 
Mount Kisco.
Image Credit: 
David Lada/Shutterstock

Should be enough cash to refurbish a really nice six-car garage for the governor.

Peekskill Power-up

hydroelectric-plant-Maxim-Burkovskiy-shuttersock.jpg

Hydroelectric on the Hudson has a nice ring to it, don't you think?
Alt Text: 
Hydroelectric on the Hudson has a nice ring to it, don't you think?
Title Text: 
Hydroelectric on the Hudson has a nice ring to it, don't you think?
Caption: 
Hydroelectric on the Hudson has a nice ring to it, don't you think?
Description: 
Hydroelectric on the Hudson has a nice ring to it, don't you think?
Image Credit: 
Maxim Burkovskiy/Shuttersock

Some locals aren’t psyched about losing the Indian Point nuclear power plant. So let’s build hydroelectric on the Hudson!

Schenectady Scheme

casino-by-vlada-photo-shutterstock-815.jpg

Image Credit: 
Photo by Vlada Photo/Shutterstock

So the casino plan didn’t really work. But what if the state doubled down and pressed its luck on another casino?

Troy Trillion

troy-Carol-Bell-shutterstock.jpg

Troy
Alt Text: 
Troy
Title Text: 
Troy
Description: 
Troy
Image Credit: 
Carol Bell/Shutterstock

This old textile town is going to need more than a presidential campaign office to thrive.

Hamptons Hundred

hamptons-mansion-kaushalgandhi-shutterstock.jpg

Must be nice.
Alt Text: 
Must be nice.
Title Text: 
Must be nice.
Caption: 
Must be nice.
Description: 
Must be nice.
Image Credit: 
www.kaushalgandhi.com/Shutterstock

Those country clubbers are doing just fine, thanks.

Plattsburgh Plan

maple-syrup-Cindy-Creighton-shutterstock.jpg

Tasty and economical!
Alt Text: 
Tasty and economical!
Title Text: 
Tasty and economical!
Caption: 
Tasty and economical!
Description: 
Tasty and economical!
Image Credit: 
Cindy Creighton/Shutterstock

Boosting the maple syrup industry would taste like sweet victory – and would really stick it to our neighbors in Vermont.

Ithaca Initiative

cancelled-flight-cunaplus-shutterstock.jpg

Cancelled flight.
Alt Text: 
Cancelled flight.
Title Text: 
Cancelled flight.
Description: 
Cancelled flight.
Image Credit: 
Cunaplus/Shutterstock

A lot of brainpower leaves the city every May. Close the airport, and the city will flourish!

Rochester Resurgence

camera-Itsra-Sanprasert-shutterstock.jpg

Old fashioned camera
Alt Text: 
Old fashioned camera
Title Text: 
Old fashioned camera
Description: 
Old fashioned camera
Image Credit: 
Sanprasert/Shutterstock

Give every New Yorker a cool vintage camera. Don’t buy them film. And the city will have a Kodak moment yet again.

The Queens Quarter of a Hundred Thousand

Jobs, that is. If only the borough could find a company to promise employment for 25,000 people …

Jeff Coltin
is a staff reporter at City & State. He covers New York City Hall.
20190420