Upstate New York has been declining economically for decades, relative to both the rest of the state and to the nation as a whole. Upstate cities, reeling from a significant long-term loss of jobs and people, are among New York’s most fiscally distressed municipalities. What do the latest economic data tell us about the path of the upstate economy? What are the prospects for a revival of the region and its cities? To what extent might natural gas “fracking” boost growth? We invite you to join us for the presentation of a pair of Empire Center reports delving into those questions — culminating in a keynote from an internationally recognized leader in entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth.
Presenters: E.J. McMahon Senior Fellow Empire Center [View slideshow here]
Diana Furchtgott-Roth Senior Fellow Manhattan Institute [View the report here]
Responders: Kent Gardner Chief Economist/Chief Research Officer Center for Governmental Research
Shawn Hogan Mayor City of Hornell
Brian McMahon Executive Director NYS Economic Development Council
Keynote: Carl J. Schramm University Professor Syracuse University [Read the edited remarks here]