State of the State focused on creating opportunities for CNY families

— Governor Cuomo also detailed the Innovation NY Network, a program that would focus on the collaboration of academics, business leaders, venture capitalists, patent lawyers and countless other entrepreneurs to help develop and expand the commercialization process. This network is very similar to the Student Sandbox right here at Syracuse University’s TechGarden. By bringing these individuals together through the Innovation Hot Spots Program and the Innovation NY Network, we would be providing small businesses and aspiring leaders in our community with endless sources of knowledge and capital to get their ideas off the ground and into the marketplace.

The governor also noted the importance of supporting clean energy in New York state through a proposed NY Green Bank. Supporting local clean energy reduces our dependence of external sources of energy, which benefits families in more ways than one. The NY Green Bank would be a cost-effective way to capitalize on clean energy in our own backyards while also jumpstarting green technology innovation and creating more local economic development and job growth opportunities.

Al Stirpe is the assemblyman for the 127th District. He can be reached at 452-1115 or stirpea@assembly.state.ny.us.

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