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New Study:  Overall Taxation Doesn’t Vary that Much from State to State

New Study: Overall Taxation Doesn’t Vary that Much from State to State

One theme that is consistently repeated in economic development circles is that states with lower taxes tend to be those that do best economically.  It turns out that might not be as hard and fast a fact as it is assumed to be.  The Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy just released a study that […]

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Morrisville State College “Start-Up NY” Plan

Morrisville State College “Start-Up NY” Plan

Fairweather Consulting worked with Clough Harbor Associates to create Morrisville State College‘s campus plan to participate in the Start-Up NY program.  Our role involved creating business plans for ventures related to key facilities unique among SUNY’s campuses.  The plan will enable the College to attract new businesses into the area and create synergies between them […]

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New Study Looks at Links Between Tax Cuts & Economic Growth. . .

New Study Looks at Links Between Tax Cuts & Economic Growth. . .

. . . and finds there aren’t any.  The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (remember now, the House is Republican and the Senate Democratic) recently released an extensive study examining the link between tax cuts and economic growth.  Here’s what they found: Throughout the late-1940s and 1950s, the top marginal tax rate was typically above 90%; […]

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Report Recommends Actions to Support Research Universities

Report Recommends Actions to Support Research Universities

According to Inside Higher Education, the National Research Council has released a new report emphasizing the important role of research universities for US competetitiveness: The report, “Research Universities and the Future of America: Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our Nation’s Prosperity and Security,” is the result of a call from a bipartisan group of members […]

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Economic Growth: Do State Taxes Matter?

Economic Growth: Do State Taxes Matter?

That question was the focus of some recent research by the Martin Institute of Prosperity at U of T.  Their conclusions? The overwhelming result was that we could find no connection at all between a state’s investment tax burdens and a state’s economic performance. There was no statistical association between state investment tax rates and […]

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Upstate NY:  Highest Tax Rates in US

Upstate NY: Highest Tax Rates in US

So says a new study by the Tax Foundation. New York’s highest-in-the-nation property tax burden is an ongoing story. But now the focus is shifting upstate in light of data showing that the nation’s 15 highest taxed counties are all north of the New York City suburbs or in the western part in the state, when […]

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