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Including inclusion: A new approach to economic development in Upstate New York

February 4, 2016, Amy Liu

Amid growing concern that the economy is not creating widespread opportunities, more and more regional civic and community leaders are sharpening their focus on inclusion within their broader economic development strategies. The CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity (CenterState CEO) in central New York has pioneered innovative economic efforts around exports, new technologies, and workforce development. It just added one more initiative to watch —a new undertaking focused on economic inclusion, bolstered by the region’s $500 million award from the state of New York as part of the Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI).

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