Upstate Economic Drift Requires New York State Policy Change

Transition and Renewal: The Emergence of a Diverse Upstate Economy
January 30, 2004, 6am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Investment in health industries and education holds out promise of reviving a major Rust Belt state's lagging economy. "long-term structural changes in the Upstate economy have weakened the region's economic health, and necessitate policy changes to ensure the region renews its drifting economy. Such adjustments offer good promise of the region leveraging its strengths in higher education, health care, and manufacturing into long-term growth and job-creation in both established and emerging industries."

Thanks to Elena Sheridan

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Published on Monday, October 24, 2005 in The Brookings Institution
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