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Old 06-19-2015, 10:37 AM
 
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Either the governor hates us or believes our economy is great. Do we get a billion $$$ like that other city the same size as us? No, you get to compete for half of that. We've always done pretty well economically, but can you imagine what we could be with some government support? Instead, we are forced to support everyone else and are rewarded with some of the highest taxes in the nation.

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Old 06-19-2015, 10:40 AM
 
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BTW, our local elected officials put very little effort into helping us either.
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Old 06-19-2015, 11:10 AM
 
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Rochester is doing too well to need help. And by the time we finally(hopefully) get our piece of that $1.5 billion, we'll be another 3 years behind all of Buffalo's projects trying to catch back up again. No point in complaining about it as this is how it seems it will be for the immediate future, and at least we can be proud we're not doing too bad here despite getting very little help from the state compared to other areas.

In general, I feel like at some point we need to stop feeling sorry for ourselves and realize we're still the nicest city in New York not named NYC.
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Old 06-19-2015, 06:17 PM
 
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If you were the states governor would you be applying the money to a locality that is developing a positive momentum on their own or apply it to areas that can't seem to get out of the starting gate?
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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If you were the states governor would you be applying the money to a locality that is developing a positive momentum on their own or apply it to areas that can't seem to get out of the starting gate?
They gave Buffalo the money with the justification that they desperately needed it more than anyone. Meanwhile, Rochester needed it just as bad. But because Rochester had the reputation from decades ago that they were a company town being taken care of by Kodak, Xerox etc. we didn't need the help and we're doing just fine.

So I'm not sure which direction you're going, but Rochester needs the help just as much, if not more, than anyone.

And despite barely any support from the state, unlike Buffalo, Rochester is making plenty of progress downtown and its economy is doing just as well if not better.
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:45 PM
 
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I'm not going in any direction, the poster above my post said "Rochester is doing too well to need help" and the op said "We've always done pretty well economically" you even said "Rochester is making plenty of progress downtown and its economy is doing just as well if not better."

I was only asking how would you distribute the funds if you were in the governors shoes, every poster said the city has been able to "develop a positive momentum".
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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I'm not going in any direction, the poster above my post said "Rochester is doing too well to need help" and the op said "We've always done pretty well economically" you even said "Rochester is making plenty of progress downtown and its economy is doing just as well if not better."

I was only asking how would you distribute the funds if you were in the governors shoes, every poster said the city has been able to "develop a positive momentum".
All 3 upstate cities are relatively close to being the same economically. It's ridiculous how much support Buffalo has received versus Rochester and Syracuse.
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Old 06-20-2015, 06:05 AM
 
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If you read between the lines, you'd know that that "Buffalo Billion" is hogwash. Only $100M or so has been earmarked, the rest is supposed to go to that Elon Musk or whatever project on the Buffalo River (which most likely won't amount to anything).

Most of the billion or so invested in Buffalo in recent years is from private investors, like Paladino.
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Old 06-20-2015, 07:07 AM
 
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A good point, any money we get from this program could likely be used much better than subsidizing a single business.
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Old 06-20-2015, 07:15 AM
 
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It seems the governor could better serve the state if he could just get business to relocate into the state, these big grandiose programs seems to always be more hype & advertising than real results where they are needed.
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