Economy and Business

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Take action. That was the message from Vice President and Regional Economist at M&T Bank Gary Keith to Binghamton’s business community on Tuesday.

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ONEIDA (WRVO) - Inside a factory near Oneida, a roll of flat, shiny steel slowly inches into a machine that cuts, imprints and bends the metal, spitting out two shells on the other end. Sherrill Manufacturing CEO Matt Roberts says the way this machine fuses those two halves to form the handle of a knife,  through a process called brazing, is one of a kind. But this machine is not the only unique thing about this factory. 

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SYRACUSE (WRVO) - The del Lago Casino in Seneca County has opened its doors. The  $440 million facility is one of several casinos opening in upstate after after New Yorkers approved a referendum in 2013 that allows for the creation of four non-Indian casinos upstate. 

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ELMIRA (WSKG) - As Elmira plans out how to spend $10 million to revitalize its downtown, the city is looking for some life. There doesn't seem to be much in the area.

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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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