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ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Emergency rooms must care for anyone who shows up, regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Amy Pollard, CEO of University of Rochester Medical Center’s Noyes Hospital, in Dansville, knows that federal law well. 

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SYRACUSE (WRVO) - “Buy American” has been the rallying cry on a number of fronts this month, from President Donald Trump in his inaugural address to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Buy American” plan in his legislative agenda for 2017.  And boosters of manufacturing in central New York say the Syracuse-area could benefit from the attention. 

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ONEONTA  (WSKG) - Oneonta is trying to revitalize its downtown. They’re using state money to do it. Community leaders and residents are figuring out what makes Oneonta, Oneonta.

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(WRVO) Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced a Made in America proposal in his state budget, but a group of breakaway Democrats in the State Senate has its own idea about promoting goods manufactured in the United States. 

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One of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature economic development programs is being downsized in his new state budget. 

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For decades, there was concern about  "brain drain"- the flight of young adults from the Rochester region and other parts of Upstate New York. Now, that trend is reversing.

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(WRVO) The lack of progress on creation of an inland port in the Syracuse area is frustrating central New York business boosters. CenterState CEO President Rob Simpson says in the last six months central New York has lost out on two big opportunities to create jobs, because of lack of an inland port. 

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(WRVO) Employees at the FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant have taken the facility offline to begin the refueling process, a reality that seemed almost impossible one year ago. FitzPatrick was rescued from closure last summer when Exelon agreed to buy it after New York state approved a massive nuclear subsidy program.  

PA Senator Bob Casey Is In The (Economic Development) Zone

Jan 17, 2017
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Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa, has proposed two bills to help struggling communities deal with lost jobs or trying to create new ones. Both the Promise Zone Job Creation Act of 2017 and the Community Economic Assistance Act aim to respond to local need with a speedy infusion of federal support. 

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Part of the economic growth strategy Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out in his State of the State speech in Syracuse includes the creation of high-tech jobs. Cuomo announced the state will invest $30 million into the Saab company, which will add about 250 new jobs to Syracuse and make its facility their new North American headquarters. 

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