Special Feature Economic Development

Economic Development in the New York State Budget

June 14, 2017

Spending on economic development programs continues to grow. However, no meaningful improvements have been made in the way the results of these investments are measured and reported, making it difficult to evaluate their effectiveness.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2010-2016 annual averages.

New York State Office of the Governor, "Governor Cuomo Presents 1st Proposal of 2017 State of the State:
Making College Tuition-Free for New York's Middle Class Families" (press release, January 3, 2017),

State of New York, Senate Bill S2009C (2017).

State of New York, Fiscal Year 2018 Enacted Appropriation Bills, Senate Bills S2000D, S2003D, S2004D (2017); Fiscal Year 2017 edition, Senate Bills S6400D, S6403D, S6404D; Fiscal Year 2016 edition,Senate Bills S2000C, S2003C, S2004C; Fiscal Year 2015 edition, Senate Bills S6350E, S6353E, S6354E; Fiscal Year 2014 edition, Senate Bills S2600E, S2603E, S2604E; Fiscal Year 2013 edition, Senate Bills S6250D, S6253E, S6254D; Fiscal Year 2012 edition, Senate Bills S2800E, S2803E, S2804D.