Business

8:23am

Mon September 15, 2014
Business

Made in America: U.S. government strives for more exports

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 6:14 am

Courtesy of Mercer's Dairy.

The federal government continues to try to get more businesses to go international, and that includes businesses in central New York.

Among the success stories at a “Made in Rural America” conference in Cortland recently was the growth of an international market for Mercer’s wine ice cream. Mercer’s Dairy in Boonville has been a local ice cream institution for years on Route 12, halfway between Utica and Watertown.

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10:06am

Tue September 9, 2014
Business

Schumer says Army Corps is delaying FedEx deal at former Bethlehem Steel site

Originally published on Tue September 9, 2014 10:07 am

Senator Charles Schumer calls on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete wetland review of former Bethlehem Steel site

Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete its wetlands review of the former Bethlehem Steel site in Hamburg. The review stands in the way of possibly bringing FedEx to the region.

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9:17am

Wed August 27, 2014
Business

Lawmakers, preservationists call for historic building renovation credit to be saved

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 6:17 pm

The main lobby of the Hotel Syracuse.
Ellen Abbott WRVO

Preservationists and Syracuse-area economic development specialists are uniting to try and save a federal tax credit that’s helped renovation of historic buildings.

They made the push  from one of the grandest rooms in an historic building that turned 90 years old this month, the Hotel Syracuse.

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3:31pm

Tue August 26, 2014
Business

Farmers helping farmers in the Catskills: New York NOW

Story begins at 20:00

To the rest of the world New York is a city, an urban jungle of towering skyscrapers and international culture. But north of the city, New York, the state, is a vast array agricultural enterprises. Farming is and has always been integral to the state economy and a group of young farmers in Catskills are working together to help each other sustain their new businesses.

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10:31am

Mon August 18, 2014
Agriculture

Farmers helping farmers upstate

Heritage breed pigs enjoying summer in the Catskills.
Credit Jenna Flanagan/WMHT

To the rest of the world New York is a city, an urban jungle of towering skyscrapers and international culture. But north of the city, New York, the state, is a vast array agricultural enterprises. Farming is and has always been integral to the state economy and a group of young farmers in the Catskills are working together to help each other sustain their new businesses.

Jenna Flanagan reports for the latest edition of New York Now from WMHT Public Media.

Her report starts at 20 minutes in.

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