There are 62 counties in New York and there’s good economic news across all of them. CMA CGM, the new operator of Staten Island’s Howland Hook Marine Terminal, announced a $200 to $300 million investment that is projected to create several hundred new jobs. And it’s a big plus for New York’s seaports, the nation’s busiest. On top of this, last year New York welcomed 291.5 million tourists, the most in history, with a total economic impact of $123 billion. And, not to be outdone, Central New York projects from the Upstate Defense Consortium and Cornell University are finalists for U.S. Department of Defense economic development grants. Sum it up in a word for the Empire State: Winning! And now on to the rest.
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