Central New York business leaders got an optimistic economic forecast Thursday at the CenterState CEO, but also found out that their own attitudes may be holding the area back. The corporation hosted a breakfast at the OnCenter to release its economic forecast, which suggests better times for 2014. An M&T Bank economist says business growth should be about 2.8%. But CenterState President Rob Simpson says he hears the area is stagnant and flat.
Central New York business leaders and homeowners are publicly expressing their support for Governor Cuomo’s $2 billion tax relief plan. They joined government officials Wednesday to urge the state legislature to approve the proposal. DeWitt Town Supervisor Ed Michalenko says the business community isn’t used to such a friendly atmosphere in tax decision-makers.
The CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity (CenterState CEO) released its Agenda for Economic Opportunity Thursday, detailing a plan for future development initiatives Thursday that was two years in the making. After intensive research, planning, and development in partnership with the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program, the CEO released five key findings for shifting Central New York's economic profile in a more positive direction: