In the zone
Many economic development strategies rely on special funding and tax breaks; by contrast, the Rochester Downtown Innovation Zone is an idea and an attitude, which together could prove to be a powerful magnet.
Net neutrality matters
Net neutrality has been debated long enough. The FCC should act now.
What's needed now
Without some prudent business risk-taking, this area could find itself playing catch-up with the broader economy.
This region is fortunate to have such a robust group of independent colleges and universities.
The Silver indictment
The Sheldon Silver case in an indictment of a system New Yorkers have long tolerated.
Most oppose free community college
Saying Americans need more knowledge and skills to meet the demands of a growing global economy without piling up decades of debt, President Barack Obama has proposed bringing the cost of two years of community college “down to zero.” A majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll are not sold on the idea, though.
Majority supports net neutrality rules
Roughly three in five respondents to this week’s RBJ Snap Poll support the proposed FCC net neutrality rules.
Readers weigh in on Broad St. proposals
Nearly three-quarters of the respondents to this week’s Rochester Business Journal Daily Report Snap Poll say redevelopment of the historic Broad Street Aqueduct is important for future downtown economic development.
Plurality favors Walker for GOP nod
A narrow plurality—27 percent—of Rochester Business Journal Daily Report Snap Poll respondents favor Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker over other potential candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
Poverty in city a major problem, most say
More than 75 percent of respondents to this week’s Rochester Business Journal Daily Report Snap Poll say poverty in the city of Rochester is a major problem for the entire region.
When profits, financial aid mix in higher ed
It is very likely that students lose from large tuition premiums charged by for-profit institutions.
Plan 2014: An economic and environmental winner
The enormous benefits of Plan 2014 should not be held up by a small increase in the cost of coastal living.
Plunge in oil prices is a supply-side story
I remain bullish on what the energy price decline means for global politics and economics.
Polls do not reflect community