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Newsday: Fabric wholesaler gets a new kind of COVID relief from Suffolk County
May 27 2020
The program, which offers a sales-tax exemption of up to $100,000 per company, is the first of its kind in the state, according to the New York State Economic Development Council, which represents IDA...
Newsday: Downtown retailers should be eligible for IDA help
May 12 2020
The New York State Economic Development Council, which represents IDAs in Albany, has long advocated for IDA grants and loans. "In light of the current economic challenges from the COVID-19 crisi...
The Record: Rensselaer County forms committee for COVID-19 efforts
May 4 2020
“Bringing together public, private, academic, and non-profit partnerships will be critical to restarting and reshaping our economy,” said Ryan Silva, executive director New York State Econ...
WAMC: Economic Development Leaders Discuss Changing Economy In Virtual Town Hall
Apr 23 2020
Business development leaders met in a virtual town hall on Wednesday to discuss what the Capital Region economy might look like after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oswego County Business: Launch NY a catalyst for entrepreneurial growth throughout Upstate New York
Apr 6 2020
“New York state has been minimally involved. Despite our name, we really have been scrappy in finding many other sources because New York state was heading in a different direction” in ter...
Adirondack Daily Enterprise: Plan to expand use of prevailing wage draws concern from builders
Feb 26 2020
Ryan Silva, state Economic Development Council executive director, cautioned that the rate at which the prevailing wage could inflate project costs more in some regions, meaning some areas of the stat...


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