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Op Ed Economic Development
June 02, 2010Deputy Research Director Elizabeth Lynam penned an op-ed in the Albany Times Union that advocates for the overhaul of the State's economic development programs in order to capture true job creation with scarce resources.
Letter Economic Development
April 12, 2010This letter was written to urge the State legislature to allow the seriously flawed Empire Zones program to sunset as of June 30, 2010, as established by law, and to enact the Excelsior program as proposed by the Governor.
Blog Economic Development
March 24, 2010Explains why Empire Zones were ineffective and argues in favor of the improved features of Excelsior tax credits.
Report Economic Development
July 29, 2005This survey of small businesses in New York City and Northern New Jersey finds that these businesses broadly agree on the three most important factors to success: 1) Overall cost of business; 2) Proximity to clients and markets; and 3) Access to a skilled labor force.