Category Archives: Other State News

Tourism in Monroe County a $1 billion industry.

MONROE COUNTY, N.Y. — According to the Department of Economic Development, tourism contributed more than $1 billion to Monroe County’s local economy in 2014, the first time in history it has exceeded the milestone. To compile the figure, a touri ...

22 NY projects will create, retain thousands of jobs.

ALBANY, N.Y. — Empire State Development has approved nearly $17 million in funding for 22 projects that will create and retain thousands of jobs statewide. The funds will support projects that are directly creating 1,293 new jobs and retaining 1,568 exi ...

Koppers Specialty Chocolate grows, adds jobs.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Koppers Specialty Chocolate plans to double the size of its company and add jobs at its new location in Brooklyn. The company plans to grow significantly – increasing hiring and retaining all 35 current employees, as it relocates and ...

Two moms expand Zaniac Greenwich STEM programs.

NEW YORK CITY — Two moms who launched Zaniac Greenwich 18 months ago plan to expand to 10 campuses in New York City. Zaniac is a national STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) franchise designed from the ground up to prioritize fun, to active ...

New York’s private sector added 47,400 jobs in May.

ALBANY, N.Y. — The private sector in New York adding a whopping 47,400 jobs in May, the largest jump in employment since 2000. The preliminary numbers were reported by the New York State Department of Labor. With the addition of those jobs, the state no ...

Barron’s ranks 3 NYC women as top business leaders.

NEW YORK CITY — Barron’s named three women from Neuberger Berman in the top 10 nationwide in its 2015 Top 100 Women Financial Advisors list. The financial magazine ranked Stephanie Stiefel No. 3, Holly Newman Kroft No. 9 and Virginia Guy No. 10. ...

Funding will bring jobs, jobs and more jobs to New York.

ALBANY, N.Y. — More than $181 million in economic development funding approved by Empire State Development will create 1,524 jobs around the state. The funding also will help to retain 2,009 existing jobs statewide. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that ...

Albany’s Pinnacle Human Resources expands to Syracuse.

ALBANY, N.Y. — Pinnacle Human Resources is expanding to Syracuse with the opening of a new office. The human resources firm cited an increased demand for services in Syracuse and Utica. Amy Pietrafesa will run the Syracuse branch. The company was founde ...

New Farmers Grant Fund set to grow agriculture in NY.

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has launched the New Farmers Grant Fund to provide financial support to grow the agriculture business in the state. The fund, enacted in the 2014-2015 budget, will be used to assist early-stage farmers and encourage ...

5WPR ranks among top PR firms in the country.

NEW YORK CITY — Public relations firm 5WPR was named the ninth largest independently-owned professional services PR firm in the country by O’Dwyer’s. 5W Public Relations reported 2014 revenues of $18,961,046, and provided income tax and W-3 ...

U.S. Customs and Border Protection hiring in NY.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection plans to hire border patrol agents in upstate New York as the agency ramps up its hiring to patrol the borders of the United States. It plans to hire 1,600 total, but did not disclose exactly how many ...

New York continues to add private sector jobs.

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York has added 126,200 private sector jobs since April 2014, according to the New York State Department of Labor. Since the beginning of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration, the state’s economy has added 626,100 private sector j ...

NY governor launches economic development programs.

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has launched two economic development programs to spur growth and innovation in the state through the Regional Economic Development Council. The two programs are the Upstate Revitalization Initiative and Round V of th ...

The force is with M&M’s retail expansion.

NEW YORK CITY — In anticipation of the upcoming Star Wars film, M&M’s has launched a line of merchandise that ties into the film franchise. The products will be available at M&M’s World retail stores in New York City, London and Orla ...

No ride, Uber, just dinner, please.

NEW YORK CITY — Rideshare company Uber plans to launch a food delivery service in New York City. The company has expanded in select cities from simply offering rides to delivering dinner. UberEATS has been successfully launched in Los Angeles and Barcel ...

Zillow-StreetEasy ranked among top 10 companies in NY.

NEW YORK CITY — Online real estate company Zillow-StreetEasy was ranked as one of the top 10 2015 Best Companies to Work for in New York State by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management. The company was recognized in the large employer ...

New York added 16,400 private sector jobs in February.

ALBANY, N.Y. — The U.S. Department of Labor has reported through its Bureau of Labor Statistics that for February, the State of New York added 16,400 private sector jobs. It brought employment in the state to an all time high of 7,751,400. The state als ...

MAAC brings basketball, dollars, to Albany.

ALBANY, N.Y. – Next week’s Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) championships will bring much more than basketball to downtown Albany. It is expected that the MAAC basketball championships will generate a whopping $2.2 million for the local e ...