Category: Economic Development


Why the Chalmers Demolitionists Think You're a Tool

From the Albany Business Review (Developer secures financing for luxury apartments at historic manufacturing building): Real estate developer Uri Kaufman secured a $30 million loan enabling him to convert the former Albany Internationalheadquarters into 145 luxury apartments. M&T Bank is providing financing. The loan closed...


Everywhere But Here

Just so we remind ourselves that we should never aim higher or strive for something better: From the Daily Gazette: “On every metric, this survey shows Schenectady County residents are coming downtown at increasing rates and support continuing development,” said Siena Research Institute Director Don...


The Startup Mindset: Why a Downtown Business Association Creates the Right Model for Economic

The full story on the meeting is at the Mohawk Valley COmpass,Downtown businesses voice concerns, plan association. I think this initiative by the downtown merchants illustrates a few key principles that I believe are important to jumpstarting the city as it’s my contention that this...