economic development

Colleges that are Engines for Upward Mobility

Colleges that are Engines for Upward Mobility

New York Times columnist David Leonhardt has a piece on which colleges do the best job in fostering upward mobility: To take just one encouraging statistic: At City College, in Manhattan, 76 percent of students who enrolled in the late 1990s and came from families in the bottom fifth of the income distribution have ended […]

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We’re beginning a Brownfield Project in Swanton, VT

We’re beginning a Brownfield Project in Swanton, VT

This month, we started a Targeted Area Wide Plan in Swanton, VT.  The project is sponsored by the Northwest Regional Planning Commission.  We have teamed with Stone Environmental of Montpelier and EDR of Syracuse.  You can visit the project website here.

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Strengthening Colleges’ Role in Economic Development in NYS

Strengthening Colleges’ Role in Economic Development in NYS

This past May, we helped the New York State Economic Development Council issue a report on how to improve Start-Up NY.  The Council is now convening meetings around the state to move the report’s recommendations forward.  According to the NYSEDC’s executive director Brian McMahon’s recent report: NYSEDC, SUNY, and private higher ed institutions are collaborating […]

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What the “Vanishing Corporation” means for Economic Development

What the “Vanishing Corporation” means for Economic Development

We posted Friday about the write-up we did for the New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC) on their discussion for improving START-UP NY.  The same conference featured a discussion of Jerry Davis’s work, the Vanishing Corporation.  NYSEDC asked us to produce a summary of the discussion and the issues Davis’s theses raise for economic […]

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Strengthening START-UP NY:  A Summary of a Discussion by Economic Developers

Strengthening START-UP NY: A Summary of a Discussion by Economic Developers

During its annual meeting in May, 2016, the New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC) held a discussion on ways to further strengthen START-UP NY, the State’s economic development effort that seeks to spur growth through a combination of tax incentives and improved access to the facilities and expertise found at colleges and universities.  NYSEDC […]

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The Advanced Fabrics Project:  US’s Emerging Tech-xtile Industry

The Advanced Fabrics Project: US’s Emerging Tech-xtile Industry

According to a recent New York Times article, the textile industry is about to join the “Internet of things,” with huge implications for all manner of enterprises: This latest initiative, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, is intended to create a national network of research and development, design and manufacturing capabilities for the new fabrics. The […]

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