Economic & Business Climate

Regional Councils: Try and Try Again

WXXI's Innovation Trail project presents a special series on New York State's new Regional Economic Development Councils. In part four, Emma Jacobs explains how the idea of regional councils is not new in New York State.

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Chesonis: "Rochester Should Want to Be Let Down Like This"

PAETEC CEO Arunas Chesonis answered questions about downtown during his first public speaking appearance since the August 1 announcement that PAETEC was being sold.

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Conflicts of Interest "Will Come Up" on Economic Councils

WXXI's Innovation Trail project presents a special series on New York State's new Regional Economic Development Councils. In part three, Daniel Robison looks at how conflicts of interest will be handled.

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How New York State is Paying for Its Regional Councils

WXXI's Innovation Trail project presents a special series on New York State's new Regional Economic Development Councils. In part two, Zack Seward follows the money.

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Regional Councils Face Scarce Funds, Tight Deadlines

WXXI's Innovation Trail project presents a special series on New York State's new Regional Economic Development Councils. In part one, Marie Cusick looks at the process so far and why some are critical of it.

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Armory Celebrates New Life with Artistic Debut

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward explains how less than two years after being auctioned off by the state, the Culver Road Armory has undergone a major facelift.

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Number of Landowners Forced to Frack Could Rise "Exponentially"

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Emma Jacobs looks at the impact of New York State law, which forces landowners to let their land be drilled in some cases, even if they don't want to sign a lease to allow a gas well.

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Finger Lakes Regional Council Collects Public Input

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward looks at how public input was collected at a meeting attended by nearly 200 people at Monroe Community College.

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Irene Delays DEC Fracking Report

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward says a Department of Environmental Conservation report on fracking in New York State is being pushed back because of Hurricane Irene.

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New Estimates of How Much Gas is in the Marcellus Shale

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Emma Jacobs says the U.S. Geological Survey now estimates that 40 times more gas is waiting to be recovered from the Marcellus Shale than it had thought.

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