$1 billion semiconductor plant: ‘Flashy mega-project’ or ‘transformational investment’ for New York? Albany Business Review

"The state is continuing its strategy of pursuing flashy mega-projects instead of making New York more attractive for all businesses. We're now in the second decade of this approach, and it's still failing to deliver the promised results," Girardin said. "This is the sort of economic development strategy that politicians turn to when they don't want to take on the tougher questions."

EDITORIAL: Our view: NY should allow school districts to make ad deals Auburn Citizen

A report released Tuesday by the Empire Center for Public Policy points out that school districts and municipalities have shied away from pursuing advertising income because interpretations of the state constitution by the Attorney General's Office, the Education Department and the Board of Regents have historically agreed that such deals are prohibited.

Should struggling NY public schools sell ads on their buses, buildings? Syracuse.com

Quadrant Biosciences Inc. of Syracuse is paying $10,000 a year for three years to get its product’s name on a Pittsburgh area public high school’s outdoor stadium, according to the report by the Empire Center, an Albany think tank. The stadium will carry the name “ClearEdge,” a Quadrant subsidiary that sells a diagnostic testing kit for brain injuries.
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