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Upstate Jobs Party Blog

The Upstate Jobs Party Blog is a collection of stories and commentaries submitted by our supporters. We welcome original content and submissions. Please send to iNFO@UpstateJobs.org.

Bring Upstate Back by Supporting Startups and the Innovation Economy

As we assess where we need to focus our economic recovery, Upstate Jobs believes now is the time to look to a new approach with greater potential for creating more good jobs throughout Upstate. Our prior post recommended corrective measures to stop repeating our failed economic development policies of the [...]

COVID Didn’t Kill the Upstate Economy – Politicians Did

Long before we were faced with the challenges of the COVID shutdown, Upstate Jobs noted New York’s failed economic development approach.  New York has long had its priorities out of whack as more productive investments in line with the direction of today’s economy and next generation talent has taken a [...]

COVID Crisis Highlights Outdated Approaches to NYS Public Education

One of the major adjustments of the COVID-19 crisis is the sudden shift to home learning families with children have been forced to make. No one expected to suddenly have to shift to this new model where our kids are at home instead of in the classroom.  And while we’ve [...]

Bringing It Back

We’ve seen the headlines for many years and felt it personally. Upstate has lost more than 1 million residents leaving the region in just the last decade.  While it is an indisputable statistic, it is far more than that; many parents in Upstate have waved goodbye as their sons and [...]

Upstate Leads the Way in Reopening New York

For two months, we have endured a lockdown unlike anything in recent history – eight weeks of the NY PAUSE effort that has required extensive work-from-home and business shutdowns to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.  While New York City, Long Island, and much of the suburbs of New [...]

Leadership in Crisis

It’s the right time for the Governor to continue to show his strength as a chief executive by engaging a team within his administration tasked with accelerating decisions on the regional reopening schedule.

Upstate is Different. Let’s Acknowledge it and Get to Work

One thing we see and hear regularly during this pandemic is “we’re all in this together.”  It’s a statement that can actually carry several different meanings.  Are we all supporting health care workers and first responders however we can?  Of course!  Are we all feeling a similar fear?  Most likely.  [...]