9:09am

Fri September 7, 2012
Morning Trail Mix

Eastman Business Park powerplant needs a big spend to ensure jobs and business potential

Welcome to the end-of-convention-fortnight Friday Trail Mix from the Innovation Trail team.

Marie Cusick had some facetime with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Drill baby drill, say 21 Southern Tier town supervisors, but Penfield is not so sure.

The cost of upgrading the power plant at the Eastman Business Park isn't quite nailed down yet.

Natural gas production by current conventional means has fallen slightly.

Government 

AP reports on a letter from Town officials and land owners urging Governor Cuomo to move forward with gas drilling for the sake of jobs and economic development. 

However the town of Penfield looks like it may choose to exercise home rule and impose its own moratorium if Wednesday night's meeting is any indication, reports PenfieldPost.com.

You can watch video of the hearing at PenfieldTV.org

A speaker at the Penfield Town Board Hearing on Sept. 5th
A speaker at the Penfield Town Board Hearing on Sept. 5th
Credit PenfieldTV.org

Karen DeWitt reports on the NY state Governor's comments to the New York delegation in Charlotte.

The mayor of Watertown wants more action from the DEC on residents concerns about possible contamination at the defunct New York Air Brakes site reports the Watertown Daily

City and State has this useful roundup of the current economic development agenda for NY state.

And Matthew Daneman for the Democrat and Chronicle reports on the Finger Lakes Economic Development Council's Draft plan that's been sent off to Albany.

Employment

Importing ironworkers for an Alcoa plant in Massena makes no sense, according to the protestors who spoke with North Country Public Radio's Julie Grant.

Recycling cans and glass bottles has turned into more than a nice little college earner for this young entrepeneur reports the Democrat and Chronicle.

Energy

Who is going to foot the bill for the upgrade to the Eastman Business Park's dedicated power plant asks Jeremy Moule for RochesterCityNewspaper?

Steve Reilly for pressconnects reports on natural gas production (the conventional kind) in the Southern Tier of NY state and finds a 13% decrease.

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