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312, 2019

New York’s Attack on Political Independence

December 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

As we share just a few weeks ago in this post, the New York State Campaign Finance Reform Commission released its final report earlier this week.  This Commission was tasked with devised a system for [...]

1511, 2019

Freedom – We still cherish that, right?

November 15th, 2019|1 Comment

Freedom of speech is vital to our democracy.  However, in the latest wave of bullying by the Albany political power brokers, a proposal to dismiss the will of the people has been offered by none [...]

1111, 2019

Upstate Jobs post big wins on Election Day 2019

November 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Focus on local races elevates leaders across the State Many will tell you that local elections are vitally important for several reasons, including the scale of impact these local races have on our daily lives. [...]

811, 2019

Tesla’s Buffalo Plant gets $884 M Write Down

November 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Image courtesy of the Buffalo News UJP has regularly raised questions about the wisdom of New York Economic Development officials trying to pick winners and losers in funding major projects.  One such project [...]

1710, 2019

Upstate group backs Dixon for executive

October 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Article from October 5 edition of the Observer Today: Upstate group backs Dixon for executive BUFFALO — The Upstate Jobs Party has announced its endorsement of Lynne Dixon for Erie County Executive, citing her focus [...]

1809, 2019

UJP Endorses Dixon for Erie County Executive

September 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Organization dedicated to improving Upstate economy calls Independent candidate the “clear choice for change” Buffalo, NY – The Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today announced their endorsement of Lynne Dixon for Erie County Executive, citing her [...]

909, 2019

Buffalo must work on sustaining its STEM economy

September 9th, 2019|0 Comments

From the August 22nd Edition of the Buffalo News: By Brett Orzechowski M&T Bank’s late-June announcement that it will create 1,000 new tech-focused jobs for a proposed hub is an outlier for any New York [...]

608, 2019

Upstate Jobs Party Files Law Suit Against New York State, Onondaga County Boards of Elections to Prevent Unfair Line Consolidation in Central New York

August 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Litigation to Prevent Suppression of Expression and Protect the Constitutional Rights of Voters and Candidate Syracuse, NY – The Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today announced major litigation to prevent a consolidation of ballot lines in [...]

907, 2019

Upstate Jobs Party Announces Policy Forum in Central New York

July 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Independent Civic Engagement Organization to Host Upstate Regional Policy Forum July 17 in Syracuse Syracuse, NY – The Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today announced the next in a series of events that will focus on [...]

1106, 2019

Upstate Jobs Party Announces Bipartisan Slate of Local Candidates in CNY, Mohawk Valley

June 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Democratic Mayor of Little Falls and Republican Onondaga County Executive File Petitions to Run on Independent Line, Noting Strong Support for of UJP Priorities Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) Chair John Bullis today [...]

2205, 2019

CEO Survey Shows More Jobs For Upstate College Graduates

May 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

Higher pay and rapid advancement retain talent in Upstate NY communities Upstate, New York, May 15, 2019 — The 3rd annual Upstate CEO Report, commissioned by Upstate Venture Connect, shows that fast-growing companies across our region have [...]

2105, 2019

TV Coverage of Regional Policy Forum

May 21st, 2019|0 Comments

We had a great time in Utica last week for our first Regional Policy Forum.  Chuck Green from AIS talked about his biggest challenge as a tech employer in Upstate New York and our panelists [...]

605, 2019

RSVP For Utica Regional Forum!

May 6th, 2019|0 Comments

UJP is bringing its message to the Mohawk Valley! Join us at the Clark City Center of Utica College on Wednesday, May 15 for our first Regional Policy Forum Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm [...]

105, 2019

UJP Announces First Regional Policy Forum in Utica

May 1st, 2019|0 Comments

Utica, NY – The Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today announced a new series of events that will focus on the Upstate Economy, the Innovation Economy, and how supporting entrepreneurism can help reinvigorate Upstate. The first [...]

1411, 2018

UJP Reacts to Amazon HQ2 Deal

November 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Upstate Jobs Party Calls for Renewed Upstate Focus and Economic Development Overhaul UJP cites Amazon NYC deal, Solar City, and Nano Film Hubs as endemic of a broken system Albany, NY – While politicians are [...]

1411, 2018

New York Voters Join UJP in ‘Riding the Wave’

November 14th, 2018|0 Comments

The 2018 Election was broadly predicted to be a “Blue Wave” across the country, as pundits and activists alike anticipated widening partisan divisiveness to manifest itself in a major win for Democrats in the first [...]

611, 2018

Capitol Pressroom: Supporting candidates down ballot

November 6th, 2018|0 Comments

By WCNY In 2016, the Upstate Jobs Party was formed to give a platform to congressional candidate and businessman Martin Babinec. In this cycle, the Party isn’t putting up a gubernatorial candidate but instead supporting [...]

411, 2018

Upstate Jobs Party Endorses Keith Wofford for Attorney General

November 4th, 2018|0 Comments

UJP makes only Statewide race endorsement; cites compelling vision for seeing how AG priorities can influence job creation Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) founder Martin Babinec today announced a major endorsement by UJP, [...]

411, 2018

State of Politics: Upstate Jobs Party Endorses Wofford

November 4th, 2018|0 Comments

By State of Politics Republican attorney general candidate Keith Wofford on Thursday was endorsed by the Upstate Jobs Party, a ballot line created in 2016. The group is led by businessman Martin Babinec, who ran [...]

3110, 2018

NY business groups renew support of Antonacci in state Senate race

October 31st, 2018|0 Comments

By Robert Harding | Auburnpub.com Ahead of Election Day, business groups reiterated their support of Bob Antonacci in the 50th Senate District race. Antonacci, a Republican, held a press conference Monday at OneGroup in Syracuse [...]

3010, 2018

Building a New Political Party in New York

October 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Upstate Jobs Party builds strength and focus to establish a recognized political party for the 2022 elections The Upstate Jobs Party is a political movement dedicated to the creation of more good jobs in Upstate [...]

2910, 2018

Upstate Jobs Party Joins Calls for Upstate Debate

October 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Upstate political movement calls for real debate of issues impacting millions of New Yorkers Albany, NY – The Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today added their voice to the calls for debate of Gubernatorial candidates on [...]

1910, 2018

Spectrum News: Upstate Jobs Party’s 2018 Strategy

October 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Entrepreneur and venture catalyst Martin Babinec interviews with Spectrum News on Upstate Jobs Party's 2018 Strategy By Capital Tonight Staff | Spectrum News Buffalo Gubernatorial election years are key to a political party's survival in [...]

1910, 2018

AuburnPub.com: Eye on NY Podcast

October 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Interview with Upstate Jobs Party Founder Martin Babinec By: Robert Harding | auburnpub.com Today on the Eye on NY podcast: • An interview with Martin Babinec, founder of the Upstate Jobs Party. Babinec is an [...]

1510, 2018

Upstate Jobs Party Announces 2018 Endorsements in Capital Region

October 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Independent Party Supporting Daphne Jordan for State Senate and Carrie Woerner for State Assembly, Noting Strong Support of UJP Priorities Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) founder Martin Babinec today announced new 2018 endorsements [...]

1010, 2018

Innovation Economy and What It Can Mean for Upstate NY

October 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Talented, well-educated people are the first ingredient to a successful Upstate NY In Upstate New York, we know the story all too well – kids grow up, go to our great colleges, and leave for [...]

1809, 2018

Bob Antonacci Secures Upstate Jobs Party Ballot Line

September 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Independent Party Supporting Onondaga County Comptroller’s Campaign for New York State Senate and Embrace of UJP Priorities Syracuse, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) founder Martin Babinec today announced the Party's support for Onondaga County Comptroller [...]

1709, 2018

Auburn Pub: Antonacci keeps Upstate Jobs ballot line in NY Senate race

September 17th, 2018|0 Comments

By Robert Harding | auburnpub.com Bob Antonacci will appear on an independent ballot line in the 50th Senate District race after petitions he filed last month survived a challenge from a central New York Democrat. The [...]

1505, 2018

WKTV: Republican Candidate for NY Governor Talks Job Creation in Little Falls

May 15th, 2018|0 Comments

By: WKTV News Republican Gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro visited Little Falls on Friday afternoon to talk job creation at the home of former Congressional candidate and entrepreneur Martin Babinec in Little Falls. Molinaro currently serves [...]

512, 2017

Forbes: Election Day 2017’s Other Big Story

December 5th, 2017|0 Comments

By John Zogby, Forbes Contributor Syracuse has long been a test market for consumers. Central Upstate New York, demographics that are representative, a big university, lots of hardworking people, and thousands of refugees. Because of its [...]

1911, 2017

Martin Babinec Testimony to NYS Assembly

November 19th, 2017|0 Comments

November 13, 2017 Hon. Robin Schimminger Member of Assembly Chair, Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry New York State Assembly Albany, NY Dear Representative Schimminger, My testimony today is with perspective as [...]

511, 2017

Upstate Jobs Party Endorsements for the 2017 Election

November 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Little Falls, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) founder Martin Babinec today announced the following endorsements ahead of Tuesday’s election. Rob Astorino, Westchester County Executive (R) Rich David, Mayor of Binghamton (R) Brian Tobin, Mayor [...]

3010, 2017

Vote for Change or More of the Same?

October 30th, 2017|0 Comments

A new report by the Federal Reserve uncovers that only a handful of jobs have contributed to Upstate NY job growth since 2016. It’s time to hold politicians accountable for unfulfilled promises on creating jobs. [...]

2410, 2017

Collaboration is the key to creating real jobs in Upstate NY

October 24th, 2017|0 Comments

The cities that succeed in the years ahead will be anchored on communities that collaborate to create high-growth startup economies. On the heels of worldwide news that Amazon will soon open a second headquarters, two [...]

2010, 2017

Capital Tonight: Future of Upstate Jobs Party

October 20th, 2017|0 Comments

By Capital Tonight Staff Last year, the Upstate Jobs Party was created by Martin Babinec during his run for the 22nd Congressional District. Today, the party he created is still in use. It's one of [...]

2010, 2017

Upstate Jobs PAC and New Vote Upstate Jobs Nonprofit

October 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Former Congressional Candidate, Founder of TriNet and Upstate Venture Connect, Martin Babinec Announces the Formation of Upstate Jobs PAC and a new non-profit 501(c)4, "Vote Upstate Jobs" Entities launches today with a goal toward recruiting [...]

1710, 2017

Syracuse Mayoral Race: What Voters Want

October 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Voters state Jobs & the Economy as single most important issue; Select Ben Walsh as a top candidate to take charge   As we enter into the final few weeks before the 2017 election, the [...]

1010, 2017

Another Day, Another Million – 43North Competition Lights Taxpayer Money On Fire

October 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Hey New York State! Quit using taxpayers' money to pick winners! You’ve likely seen the spray of government-issued (press) releases throughout the last several months building up to the 4th Annual 43North Finals. 43North is [...]

2308, 2017

Syracuse.com: Ben Walsh will be on the Upstate Jobs line in November

August 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

By Chris Baker | Syracuse.com With 2,439 signatures, Walsh creates new line on Syracuse mayoral ballot SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The man whose path to the ballot once seemed most unclear will now be on there twice. Ben [...]

2207, 2017

Syracuse.com: Ben Walsh leads fundraising for Syracuse mayoral race with a quarter-million dollars

July 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

By Chris Baker | Syracuse.com SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Ben Walsh has collected more than a quarter-million dollars in his attempt to win City Hall in November. Walsh, an independent candidate for Syracuse mayor, has far out-paced his opponents in [...]

2207, 2017

Syracuse.com: Ben Walsh gains two-party support in drive to be Syracuse’s 1st independent mayor

July 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

By Chris Baker | Syracuse.com SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Ben Walsh is gaining momentum in his bid to become the first independent mayor in Syracuse history not affiliated with a political party. Walsh is a rarity: [...]

1007, 2017

Syracuse.com: UJP backs Ben Walsh’s bid for Syracuse mayor

July 10th, 2017|0 Comments

By Chris Baker | Syracuse.com Photo: Syracuse mayoral candidate Ben Walsh speaks at a press conference at Rapid Response Monitoring on West Division Street, Monday, July 10, 2017. (Chris Baker | cbaker@syracuse.com) SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- [...]

1007, 2017

Ben Walsh receives Upstate Jobs Party endorsement

July 10th, 2017|0 Comments

For Immediate Release: July 10, 2017 Syracuse, N.Y - Ben Walsh, the independent candidate for Mayor of the City of Syracuse, announced today he has received the exclusive endorsement of the Upstate Jobs Party. "Ben [...]

2203, 2017

WUTR: Catching Up with Martin Babinec

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

By Grace Fernandez | WUTR ABC Still On a Mission to Create Jobs Yesterday we touched on some of his reflections regarding the campaign running as an independent, but he tells me the campaign wasn't [...]

1112, 2016

Upstate Capital Tonight: CEO Survey Reveals Opportunity; Job Creators

December 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Martin Babinec, Upstate Jobs Party leader and Chairman of Upstate Venture Connect joins Liz Benjamin on Capital Tonight to discuss his commitment to supporting job creators in Upstate New York. 2016 Upstate Venture CEO Report [...]

912, 2016

TWC News: Martin Babinec’s Focus Is All About Jobs

December 9th, 2016|0 Comments

By Bill Keeler of Keeler in the Morning | WIBX News "My goal is to retain our best people instead of watching them move away and we need to do that by creating jobs" - Martin [...]

512, 2016

TWC News: Film Crew Takes Closer Look at Outsider Politics

December 5th, 2016|0 Comments

By Melissa Krull | TWC News Time Warner Cable Interviews Martin Babinec and the Film Crew of 'Running Independent' Election season may be over, but some are still taking a closer look at the political [...]

2310, 2016

TWC News: Watch 22nd Congressional Debate

October 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

By TWC News Web Staff Full Coverage of 22nd Congressional District Debate at Colgate University TWC News Video: The three candidates for the 22nd Congressional District hit the debate stage Thursday — exclusively on Time [...]

510, 2016

Upstate Jobs Party Line Remains Separate on November Ballot

October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Babinec Campaign Wins Reversal at State Board of Elections Babinec will have separate Reform and Upstate Jobs Party lines in November - Board decision made public in wake of Siena College - Time Warner News [...]

2509, 2016

Podcast: Millennial Entrepreneurs Key to Upstate’s Economy

September 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Knowing that millennial entrepreneurs have the innovation and talent needed to create high-growth companies, that in turn create high-paying jobs, Martin Babinec is on a mission to provide the leadership and resources necessary to support [...]

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