For the Finger Lakes – the road to economic development has been a long, and often bumpy one, with a multitude of challenges being faced.
However, significant changes in policy over the last decade have paved the way for new economic development in the region. While Governor Andrew Cuomo’s methods for producing that economic development through competition and regional zones have created some wins, parts of the region remain stuck. Plus, there is the ongoing confusion around those economic development zones, which create uncertainty about what is a ‘win’ and ‘loss’ for those in the Finger Lakes.
On Tuesday, Vincent Esposito, Executive Director of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council and Regional Director for Empire State Development was in-studio talking about economic development efforts in the region, and state as a whole.
Watch the entire conversation below: