Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Home / Industry / economy


Brushing up on Social Security (access required)

The Social Security Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt on August 14, 1935 and created a social insurance program that was originally designed to pay retired workers age 65 and older a continuing monthly income.

Read More »

Are stocks and bonds skating on thin ice? (access required)

I’m not really a sports guy, but a famous Wayne Gretzky quote keeps rising to the top of my mind: “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”

Read More »

PathStone to present event on devaluation of Black-owned homes (access required)

The PathStone Foundation will host its Provok!ng Thought event this year in a free, virtual format on Nov. 9 on the topic of “The American Dream and the Devaluation of Black Homes.” The keynote address will be made by Andre ...

Read More »

Plug Power breaks ground on $290 million facility in Genesee County (access required)

Plug Power Inc., the Albany area manufacturer of clean energy processes, broke ground on Wednesday on its $290 million green hydrogen fuel production facility at the Science and Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) in Genesee County. Gov. Kathy Hochul joined ...

Read More »

Filling temporary holiday seasonal jobs won’t be easy, survey finds (access required)

An inability to fill temporary jobs could have a significant impact on the local retail, delivery and hospitality industries during the holiday season, according to an analysis of open positions by national staffing specialist PeopleReady. Job postings (a total of ...

Read More »

Report: ESD fails to fully evaluate most of its economic development programs (access required)

Empire State Development spends nearly $2 billion annually in taxpayer money for loans, grants, tax credits and other incentives to companies and projects, but fails to properly evaluate most of its programs to determine if they actually are boosting the ...

Read More »