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Talks focus on offering incentives in Luther Forest

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There’s progress on providing business incentives and resolving other issues that are impeding the Luther Forest Technology Campus, regional officials said Friday. “At this point, I think great progress has been struck,” said U.S. Rep. Paul D. Tonko, D-Amsterdam, who formed the ad hoc group of local and regional officials last spring to ponder the tech park’s problems. The roughly 25 people who came together Friday at Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART facility represented state ...

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November 23, 2013
2:48 p.m.

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How about giving CURRENT residents of NYS an INCENTIVE to STAY here?
Stop with the corporate welfare. And if you give corporate welfare, dole it out by the month (where you can better control fraud and broken promises) instead of offering big lump sum give-aways.
The reason the park’s nonprofit corporate owner is being driven into insolvency is because the concept was A BAD IDEA. It should have been built somewhere where this was already a supply of water, electricity, nearby roads ... like the Schenectady G.E. plant ... instead of building a new city in the country.
Enough with the giveaways. Give me a reason to stay!