Business

5:35pm

Thu July 17, 2014
Business

Preservation League announces new plans for old buildings

Rodgers Liquor Building at 960 Broadway in Albany
Credit Jenna Flanagan / Innovation Trail

Everything old is new again, so the saying goes. With that in mind the Preservation League of New York State announced a plan to repurpose five vacant industrial buildings in the Capital Region with the hopes of attracting young professionals and revitalizing communities.

The Industrial Heritage Reuse Project or ‘trendy hipster bait’, launched on Thursday in hopes of breathing new live into old buildings.

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4:12pm

Tue July 15, 2014
Business

NY invests in nanotech with General Electric

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt
Credit ny.gov

NISKAYUNA, N.Y. (AP) _ New York state is teaming with General Electric Co. and other companies on a $500 million initiative to spur high-tech manufacturing of miniature electronics, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt announced Tuesday.

The state will invest $135 million for the collaborative program, which will be based out of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany. Fairfield, Connecticut-based GE and other companies will contribute the remaining $365 million.

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9:46am

Fri June 27, 2014
Transportation

Tighter curves could minimize impact of new I-81 viaduct

Ryan Delaney WRVO

Tighter curves built into a new Interstate 81 through downtown Syracuse could mean fewer buildings along the highway’s path would need to be torn down.

Rebuilding the mile and a half of elevated interstate through the city is one of two options transportation planners are recommending for how to replace the current, aging viaduct.

But a new viaduct would have to be significantly wider than the current one in order to be up to highway standards. It could also be up to ten feet higher.

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6:47pm

Fri June 20, 2014
Economic development

SU nixes contract with developer for new bookstore

The Syracuse Common Council is inching closer to approving a proposed tax break for a new bookstore and fitness center.
Cameron Group, LLC

After years of trying to build a new off-campus bookstore and fitness center, Syracuse University's efforts took a big step back Friday.

The university canceled its contract with the developer it had selected to build the project along the 600 block of University Ave., just north of the school's main campus. 

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2:54pm

Mon June 16, 2014
Business

Byrne Dairy's new yogurt plant opens in Cortland County

novemberdelta via Flickr

Byrne Dairy has entered the booming yogurt business in upstate New York as its new yogurt production facility goes online this week in Cortland County.

The central New York dairy icon is expanding its milk and ice cream operation to include both traditional and Greek-style yogurt, as well as sour cream and cheese.

Yogurt, namely Greek yogurt, has been a boon for the dairy industry in upstate New York in recent years, led by Chobani and followed by others.

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