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Tax-free zone pitched at SUNY Fredonia

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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May-24-13 8:20 PM

is there land around the collage that ain't developed I guess quality market is close enough. this state is a sham, I think the only thing that might help is if the state goes bankrupt and can start over.

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May-24-13 2:57 PM

Here's a contrast for you:

70% of the world's Internet traffic - 70% - passes through Northern Virginia (for a variety of reasons), through 50+ data centers with over 7 million sf of servers and other gear. On my way to work I can see 5 or 6 new data centers under construction, each with over an acre under roof.

Yesterday, Amazon announced plans to expand its cloud services operations about 7 miles from me - 500 new jobs, each estimated to pay $100,000+ - and Amazon is getting a "package" in infrastructure improvements from both the state and county.

Unless NYS can pony up more than tax-free zones, it'll continue to trail other states in recruiting businesses.

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May-24-13 10:54 AM

So, a company will spend lots of money to build in the highest taxed state in the country knowing their tax breaks will end in 10 years? I don't think so.

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May-24-13 8:10 AM

One must assume the area around the Lodge as well?

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