Business

9:54am

Tue April 15, 2014
Roads

Utica's arterial project provides city with next step in revitalization process

Originally published on Tue April 15, 2014 8:58 am

An outline of the changes that will take place along the north-south arterial.
NYS Department of Transportation

In the city of Utica, the north-south arterial, which connects three major state routes, has divided the west side from the rest of the city. But after years of debate, the state Department of Transportation is now rebuilding the road, with the goal to make the arterial safer and allow people and cars to move more freely between the two sections of Utica. The city says the project will also help its revitalization effort.

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10:05am

Mon April 14, 2014
Trade

U.S. Export-Import Bank president promotes benefits of selling products overseas

Originally published on Mon April 14, 2014 7:34 am

From left: Export-Import Bank Chairman and President Fred Hochberg, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Congressman Dan Maffei (D-NY), and Rob Simpson, president of CenterState CEO.
Tom Magnarelli WRVO

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was the first member of Congress to offer the U.S. Export-Import Bank the opportunity to visit small businesses in her state. The result was a meeting last week at Filtertech in Manlius with the bank's president.

Filtertech designs and manufactures industrial size liquid filtration systems.  

In 2008, the U.S. Export-Import Bank financed the manufacturing of a project Filtertech produced with a company in Italy; a project that helped keep them in business at the time.

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11:16am

Fri April 11, 2014
Gun control

Deadline for assault weapon registration nears, resistance remains strong

Mike Saechang via Flickr

There’s an April 15 deadline for owners of assault-style firearms to register them with the State police, but there’s concern the provision of the SAFE Act gun control laws will be ignored.

After New York passed strict gun control laws in January 2013, sales of assault-style weapons became illegal. But for those who already owned guns with features like a pistol grip and removable magazine, they must register them by Tuesday.

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3:23pm

Wed April 9, 2014
Cities

Quality of life, infrastructure investment key to urban renewal

Credit NathanaelB / Via Flickr

Mildred Warner of Cornell University recently held a conference at the college on the economic state of upstate New York’s largest urban centers.

She says the region’s cities aren’t getting the ‘full gambit’ of rediscovery by younger generations because they’re not investing enough in areas like quality-of-life and infrastructure.

Basically, that means more people would move back into cities if roads and parks and such were in better condition.

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12:57pm

Tue April 8, 2014
Beer, Wine and Spirits

Second beer and wine summit brings cideries into the fold

Credit Karen DeWitt/WXXI

Governor Cuomo hosted a second beer wine, spirits, and now, cider summit, to showcase one of the state’s few growth industries.

The owners of brewers, distilleries, wineries, and for the first time, cideries, gathered at the Capitol to share ideas about growing the industry. They also heard a pep talk by Cuomo, who says a few thousand new jobs have been created.

“We also can be a major facilitator,” Cuomo said. “A lot of your business is about promotion. “

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