New York State
Should New York re-think its economic development approach?
Donnie Charleston, David Friedfel, Bruce Gyory, Jim Heaney and E.J. McMahon offer their input on how to shift course after losing Amazon’s HQ2.
New York State
Poll: Is New York’s economic development strategy working?
Amazon’s HQ2 controversy has drawn attention to New York’s economic development strategy – and proposed changes.
Does the program New York is using to lure Amazon actually work?
New York is offering Amazon up to $1.2 billion in Excelsior tax credits – here’s what that means.
New York City Council
BIDs say commercial rent regulation bill is bad for business
New York City's business improvement district association comes out against the Small Business Jobs Survival Act.
New York City high schools should expand vocational education
New York City high schools should expand vocational education to train students for the jobs of the future.
New Staten Island Amazon facility could exacerbate truck traffic
NYC’s freight plan aims to reduce congestion, but the state is subsidizing an Amazon fulfillment center that could exacerbate truck traffic.
Low-income New Yorkers are getting more economically hopeful
More low-income New Yorkers are hopeful that upward mobility is attainable, according to a report by the Community Service Society of New York, but it also finds that 2 out of 3 among them still feel they are in a precarious, if not worsening, economic situation.
Why returning NYC’s freight transportation to the waterways won’t work
New York City has initiated a $100 million plan to try to solve the city’s age-old problems with freight transportation. But the city’s attempt to go back to the future by returning shipping to the waterways won’t solve many of the worst freight-traffic problems.
Ignore that Buffalo Billion conviction. We're legalizing pot!
The New York state Health Department officially recommended legalizing marijuana the day after Alain Kaloyeros, a former top economic development official, was convicted of corruption.