10:10am

Thu May 10, 2012
Morning Trail Mix

Move over Wall Street? New York City's tech sector has grown

Good morning. Here's your Trail Mix, our daily round-up of news:

The Big Apple has gotten big in tech.

Manufacturing is playing a bigger role for the Capital Region.

And it looks like rural post offices will be spared.

Making stuff

New York City has risen to become the second largest tech hub in the nation, the Center for an Urban Future has found (Richard Florida, Atlantic Cities).

A General Motors executive sees a busy future for a Buffalo-area plant (David Bertola, Buffalo Business First).

Eric Anderson of the Times-Union reports manufacturing is starting to play a larger role in the Capital Region's economy.

There will be nine teams participating in the first Start Fast accelerator program in Syracuse this summer (Kevin Tampone, CNY Business Journal).

Government

Pro-drilling land owners are asserting their rights in Albany, Gannett's Jon Campbell reports.

Colby Hamilton for WNYC's The Empire blog reports Republicans in New York are trying to get credit for the chip boom in the Capital Region.

Governor Cuomo praised the president's backing of same sex marriage yesterday (Karen Dewitt, NYS Public Radio).

The state is sending $13 million in flood relief to Ithaca (Liz Lawyer, Ithaca Journal).

The U.S. Postal Service has shelved a plan to close several rural post offices. As Brian Amaral and Rebecca Madden of the Watertown Daily-Times report, that means salvation for several North Country locations.

A new report says those in New York with the lowest property values are paying some of the highest taxes (Joseph Spector, Gannett).

Looking ahead

There are new plans to turn one of Syracuse's many empty factories into a place for new business (Elizabeth Sauchelli, Post-Standard).

There was good turnout for the second round of public meetings on Interstate 81's future in downtown Syracuse. But a decision is still a long way off (Ryan Delaney, WRVO/Innovation Trail).

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