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We feature stories of innovative businesses that are making New York their home, plus offer updates on economic activity and development from around the state.


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New York’s New Cash Crop

Industrial hemp has long been prized as one of the simplest crops to plant, grow and process. Now, thanks to a significant investment from New York State, and to partnerships…

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Smile and say “New York State!”

Picture yourself – in just one day – hiking an Adirondack mountain, canoeing a Central New York stream, reeling in a catch from the waters of Lake George and sitting behind the…