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Upstate Jobs Party News

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CEO Survey Shows More Jobs For Upstate College Graduates

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 average salaries that are up to 60% higher than the average salary in a typical [...]

TV Coverage of Regional Policy Forum

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 shared their insight on what's helping and hurting business and economic growth.  Check out the [...]

RSVP For Utica Regional Forum!

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 Location: 177 Genesee Street, Utica, NY Tickets: Click here. This will be an open forum [...]

UJP Announces First Regional Policy Forum in Utica

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 forum will take place in Utica, NY at the Clark City Center of Utica College [...]

UJP Reacts to Amazon HQ2 Deal

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 celebrating news of Amazon’s selection of New York City for a HQ2, the Upstate Jobs [...]

New York Voters Join UJP in ‘Riding the Wave’

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 real electoral test of the Trump Presidency.  Enthusiasm from all New York voters was manifested [...]

Capitol Pressroom: Supporting candidates down ballot

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 candidates down ballot. Timothy Dunn, Communications Director for the Upstate Jobs Party, explained the party’s [...]

Upstate Jobs Party Endorses Keith Wofford for Attorney General

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, the first the independent organization has made in a Statewide race. UJP announced their strong [...]

State of Politics: Upstate Jobs Party Endorses Wofford

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 on the ballot for the 22nd congressional district two years ago. Babinec has been backing [...]

NY business groups renew support of Antonacci in state Senate race

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 with leaders of several New York-based business groups. His supporters include the Upstate Jobs Party, [...]

Building a New Political Party in New York

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 NY.  Our mission is to become established as a political party that is focused on [...]

Upstate Jobs Party Joins Calls for Upstate Debate

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 Upstate issues. Following Tuesday evening’s debate in New York City, UJP leadership noted the complete [...]

Spectrum News: Upstate Jobs Party’s 2018 Strategy

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 New York. If the candidate for governor running on their line gets 50 thousand votes, [...]

AuburnPub.com: Eye on NY Podcast

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 entrepreneur who ran for Congress in 2016. When he ran for Congress, he launched the [...]

Upstate Jobs Party Announces 2018 Endorsements in Capital Region

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 by UJP, the first the independent party has made in the Capital Region. UJP announced [...]

Innovation Economy and What It Can Mean for Upstate NY

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 greener pastures.   We all have plenty of people we know that fall into this [...]

Bob Antonacci Secures Upstate Jobs Party Ballot Line

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 Bob Antonacci in his campaign for the 50th New York State Senate District.  In an event [...]

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

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 state Board of Elections determined Wednesday that Antonacci, a Republican, has enough valid signatures to [...]

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

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 as Dutchess County Executive. When asked about what he would do for upstate if he’s [...]

Forbes: Election Day 2017’s Other Big Story

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 history, composition, and status as a bellwether for this country, what happened on November 6, [...]

Martin Babinec Testimony to NYS Assembly

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 an Upstate native who moved away, built a Silicon Valley Company, then returned home where [...]

Upstate Jobs Party Endorsements for the 2017 Election

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 of Cortland (D) All three candidates have proven worthy of the endorsement of UJP for [...]

Vote for Change or More of the Same?

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. It's time to Vote for Change. Despite the Cuomo administration's claim that Upstate NY is [...]

Collaboration is the key to creating real jobs in Upstate NY

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 Upstate NY metro areas are sharing in the spotlight. Rochester and Buffalo, NY have submitted [...]

Capital Tonight: Future of Upstate Jobs Party

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 the party lines Syracuse mayoral candidate Ben Walsh is running on. Now Babinec is working [...]