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Cuomo’s Tax-Free Zone Would Cover 4.5 Acres Around SUNY Campuses

May 24, 2013

The growth of jobs and the economy is a concern for all governments and New York state is certainly no exception. Gov....

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FedUpL8ly

May-24-13 1:20 PM

Cuomo spokesperson, "this will help taxpayers" is nonsense. Creating these tax-free zones is going to help those who own these properties in that the future guarantee of no taxes will greatly appreciate the value of the land/property. Follow the money! A full listing with continuous follow-up will reveal a great many politically connected entities that will be reaping all the benefit. Also, any businesses created will derive an unfair advantage over existing businesses who do pay taxes.

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Renaldo

May-24-13 12:14 PM

I couldn't agree more with Local & askwhy... few, if any, businesses can afford to renovate any of these old vacant shells, so they will continue to be eyesores and negatives to new residents or industry. Assisting businesses in this renovation could become a big push to help businesses locate here and at the same time spruce up the area, which can have that domino effect. Funding was obtained for the train station renovation and demolition of parts of the Dahlstrom building... this should be an ongoing thing.

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Brent1

May-24-13 11:33 AM

NYS the welfare state needs MONEY.. One of the worst states in America to do business in. It amazing to watch the states doing well with low unemployment rates, low taxes, etc. Our dolts in albany cant even "copy" those states, Thats really bad to be that inept.

The special interest groups own our troubles..... dumb and dumber..

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muggyb

May-24-13 10:11 AM

You can't build on, tear down or rehab any of those old factories. They're Superfund Sites. The cost associated with clean up would be astronomical! As for the buildings in the downtown area, they are full of asbestos and the cost to remediate that and bring them up to code would be, for the lack of a better word, astronomical!

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Conservative1212

May-24-13 9:21 AM

What a joke! New York is the same liberal, crooked state it was. This is all for show and sounds good but not so.

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askwhy

May-24-13 8:55 AM

Really any property in WNY that has sat empty and delapitated should get a pilot program with no taxs for ten years + depending on the amount of private money invested in it. Otherwise these properties will continue to sit empty and rot...and provide no tax revenue anyway. This would make area both more asthetically and financially attrative and reverse population and economic decline.

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Local14701

May-24-13 8:47 AM

It's a noble idea, but convoluted...How about offering incentives to businesses that renovate empty factories or build on top of the dilapidating sites? More than likely, like most government promises, nothing will come of it...

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birder

May-24-13 7:21 AM

Jobs have been created to think up this convuluted assinine idea. More gov jobs will be created inforcing them. Think about how much this will cost us tax payers. What ever happened to "keepit simple stupid".But they think we are all stupid.

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birder

May-24-13 7:21 AM

Jobs have been created to think up this convuluted assinine idea. More gov jobs will be created inforcing them. Think about how much this will cost us tax payers. What ever happened to "keepit simple stupid".But they think we are all stupid.

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jackhammer

May-24-13 4:51 AM

BS,BS,BS

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