12:01am

Fri October 19, 2012
Morning Trail Mix

Expanded Global Foundries campus would generate 3,000 jobs planners told

Good Morning and welcome to the Innovation Trail Mix for Friday.

Bill Clinton is in Syracuse and Rochester today to support Democratic candidates.

Southwest Airlines is taking over the AirTran operation at Rochester International.

Don't try and use the word 'fracking' when you post to the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

There's no love lost between Syracuse and Destiny USA.

Your gas bill for the year is going to be around $834.00 according to the guys who monitor this stuff in Albany.

Internet flagship Yahoo has purchased 12 acres of land in Lockport, Niagara County, expanding its existing data center footprint.

Business

Global Foundries proposed campus at Malta, New York has the potential to create up to 3,000 positions the planning board for the town has heard and timesunion.com has more on the approved plans. The company produces semiconductors.

The war of words between the city of Syracuse and Robert Congel's Pyramid Company (developer of the Destiny USA site) continues, reports Rick Moriarty at The Post-Standard

Hearst Connecticut Media Group has banned the 'f' word, JimRomenesko.com.

Southwest Airlines is establishing a foothold at the Rochester International Airport. (WXXI News)

Running a little against the data from the New York Federal Reserve for the last quarter, the New York Manufacturers Register reports that manufacturing jobs in upstate have increased by 2.7% over the past year, Business Journal.

Jobs

Rochester has faired well in the job creation stakes in the last year (Tom Tobin at the D&C), up there with Ithaca, NYC and Utica-Rome for rapid private sector jobs growth.  Syracuse picked up 500 jobs last month but only 100 of these were in the private sector, (Rick Moriarty at The Post-Standard again.)

Jason Lange at Reuters says all the figures coming out seem to be hinting at a 'healing' economy.

Energy

If you find it confusing trying to work out who to buy buy your energy from, you're not alone. The people who work at the Public Service Commission find it difficult as well, but they're going to try and make it easier, reports Tim Knauss for The Post-Standard.