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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) was in North Syracuse this week promoting a new bill that will help banks and investors loan more money to manufacturing businesses. The bill is meant to help keep manufacturers in the U.S. and New York state.


Everyone’s trying to figure out how to grow the Southern Tier economy. On the county level, there’s the Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs). And there’s the Regional Economic Development Council that asks Albany for money.

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Upstate airports may have a lot at stake with the recently announced plan to renovate LaGuardia Airport in New York City.

Flight slots into New York City are highly coveted by the airlines, according to Mike Hall. Hall manages the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. He said that who gets which slots are determined by the airlines, airports and federal regulators.


The Tech Garden is an incubator for new technology-related businesses and is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in Syracuse. The Tech Garden offers space for start-up companies to lease, as well as professional mentoring and investment capital.


People along the St. Lawrence River love to watch and take photos of the huge freighters that move through the water every season.  If you’ve been wondering what the ships are carrying this year, the answer is tons of rocks.