Businesses

TAX REFORM
7:26 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Local Businesses Voice Discontent at Tax Hearings

Senators Carl Marcellino, John DeFrancisco, Dave Valesky
Credit Scott Willis / WAER

In a hearing Thursday to discuss ways to reduce and reform the state’s taxes, a theme emerged:  Syracuse-area business owners say the state’s high tax burden and shrinking population make it tempting to do business elsewhere. 

The Pioneer Companies development firm has been based here for four generations, but Chairman Michael Falcone testified he’s had to branch out to ten other states.  He says that gives him a solid basis of comparison:

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Local Business Announcement
1:40 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Gannon's Isle opens new Downtown ice cream store.

A new Ice Cream store in Downtown Syracuse opens.
Credit John Smith / WAER

There’s some more flavor being added to the redevelopment of Downtown Syracuse.  This time it’s a store that one business hopes will get “lots of licks”. 

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