exports http://innovationtrail.org en Business alliance doubles down on goal to double exports http://innovationtrail.org/post/business-alliance-doubles-down-goal-double-exports <p>Business leaders in central New York are re-launching efforts to expand their involvement in the export market.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.cnyiba.net/" target="_blank">Central New York International Business Alliance</a> has been around for almost a decade. It’s renewing its push to increase exports among companies in the region, or get them into the market altogether.</p><p>The alliance is an effort from CenterState CEO, a regional chamber of commerce of sorts.</p><p>Exports make up $8.7 billion of revenue for central New York businesses, with companies like CONMED, Welch-Allyn and Inficon leading the way.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 10:35:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney, WRVO 3086 at http://innovationtrail.org Business alliance doubles down on goal to double exports Chenango County named foreign trade zone http://innovationtrail.org/post/chenango-county-named-foreign-trade-zone <p>In March, the federal government awarded Chenango County, northeast of Binghamton, foreign trade zone status. That means county businesses can import goods without paying a tariff. They also pay a lower tariff if those goods are sold within the United States and no tariff if the final product is exported.</p><p>The new title doesn't necessarily mean companies will flock to the county. Onondaga County, with Syracuse at its center, received foreign trade zone status thirty years ago. Today, there are no companies taking advantage of it.</p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 10:45:00 +0000 Matt Richmond, WSKG 2640 at http://innovationtrail.org Brookings plan aims to double exports in central New York http://innovationtrail.org/post/brookings-plan-aims-double-exports-central-new-york <p>CenterState CEO, an economic booster engine for central New York, has set a goal of doubling exports for the region over the next five years.</p><p>The path to that goal includes help from the Brookings Institute&#39;s Metropolitan Policy Program. <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/syracuse-gets-pro-help-brookings-institution-business-plan" target="_blank">Brookings picked Syracuse last summer as one of four metro areas it would help increase its exports</a>.</p><p>The plan was released Wednesday during CenterState&#39;s annual meeting. Along with Brookings, representatives from the U.S. Export-Import Bank and the Commerce Department touted the potential of the region.</p><p>But central New York has a ways to go: Of the top 100 largest metro areas, Brookings found Syracuse ranked 72nd for export value in 2010. Wed, 04 Apr 2012 21:23:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney, WRVO 1740 at http://innovationtrail.org Brookings plan aims to double exports in central New York Obama official wants Rochester businesses to up their export game http://innovationtrail.org/post/obama-official-wants-rochester-businesses-their-export-game <p>A top business official in the Obama administration will be speaking to the International Business Council of Greater Rochester Friday.</p><p>The goal is to raise awareness of the federal programs that can help small businesses boost foreign sales.</p><p>&quot;We want to make sure small businesses are not left behind,&quot; says Fred Hochberg, president and chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank).</p><p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 22:08:23 +0000 Zack Seward 1682 at http://innovationtrail.org Obama official wants Rochester businesses to up their export game 'Made In America' Store Capitalizes On Patriotism http://innovationtrail.org/post/made-america-store-capitalizes-patriotism Dozens of tour buses have added the tiny town of Elma, N.Y., as a stop this year. On their way to scenic sites like Niagara Falls, these tourists are squeezing in a visit to the Made in America store.<p>Shop owner Mark Andol climbs aboard a bus and tells the riders that shopping here is a patriotic act.<p>"When you walk through them doors, I guarantee when you're shopping — the homework's been done — it's 100 percent made-in-America products. Made in this country by American workers, and the money stays in our economy. Wed, 22 Jun 2011 12:56:50 +0000 Daniel Robison, WBFO 1101 at http://innovationtrail.org 'Made In America' Store Capitalizes On Patriotism