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Links roundup—economic development edition

February 2, 2012


  • Is the Albany Convention Center Authority still alive? [Times Union]


  • U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, joined by Borough President Marty Markowitz and local officials, announced that the Army has agreed to transfer the Admirals Row property at the Brooklyn Navy Yard to the City of New York, which will turn it over to the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation for redevelopment. [Press Release]
  • Some history on the Brooklyn Navy Yard. [Inside the Apple]


  • The community group Buffalo First! wants half of the businesses at Canalside to be reserved for local business owners (a promise that would be contained in a community benefits agreement). The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation responded with vague statements in support of local businesses. [ArtVoice] [WNED]


  • A recap of the New York State Economic Development Council’s annual IDA conference. [NY Muni Blog]
  • The New York City IDA just released data on 623 discretionary subsidy deals. [Clawback Blog]
  • The Rockland County IDA successfully recaptured nearly $2 million in benefits after the Olympus Corporation decided to move elsewhere. [Press Release]
  • Thanks to subsidies from ESDC and the Monroe County IDA, Xerox will build a $4.3 million customer care center in Webster. [Rochester Business Journal]


  • Comptroller DiNapoli says that the actions of Ramapo town officials highlight the need for LDC reform. [Press Release]
  • The Catskill Local Development Corporation may be disbanded. [The Daily Mail]
  • The Griffis Local Development Corporation, which unsuccessfully fought the ABO over its classification as a local public authority, is now being criticized for refusing to disclose details about how it does business. [Observer-Dispatch]


  • Is the NYC Economic Development Corporation’s proposed Randalls Island Connector bridge really just a bridge to nowhere? [NY Daily News]

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