Category: Tourism

Fewer motorists means more speeders on highways and local roads

Fewer motorists means more speeders on highways and local roads

Fewer motorists means more speeding. “Speed equals death,” said New York State Trooper James O’Callaghan, who spoke with 13WHAM-TV. The GHSA reports that more drivers are reaching dangerous speeds on highways across the state. Even on neighborhood streets, the lack of traffic ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: Finger Lakes Works talks opportunities during pandemic (podcast)

The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, or Finger Lakes Works for short, is contending with some of the biggest questions the region faces moving forward. In particular, they are wrestling with questions about workforce makeup following the pandemic. As the economy reopens ... MORE
Canadian border will remain locked down for at least 30 days, likely longer

Canadian border will remain locked down for at least 30 days, likely longer

The United States and Canada have agreed to extend border restrictions for another 30 days, as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to rock both nations. The border is effectively closed for the next 30 days, although officials from both countries believe it will ... MORE
Coronavirus, News, Tourism
MRB named part of statewide group to lead economic recovery efforts with Empire State Development

MRB named part of statewide group to lead economic recovery efforts with Empire State Development

MRB Group will play a major role in economic recovery across New York State, after being named to work as part of a team led by the Center for Governmental Research. President Ryan Colvin, PE, said his firm had been selected as ... MORE
Business, MRB Group, News, Tourism
Golf courses added to non-essential list by Cuomo, ordered to close through April 29th

Golf courses added to non-essential list by Cuomo, ordered to close through April 29th

Golf courses have been deemed non-essential, under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s latest refresh of the executive order that shut down most of the nation’s economy. The revised order, which was publicized on Thursday, removed golf courses and ordered their closure through April 29th ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: How quickly did the economy shift in the last 45 days? (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: How quickly did the economy shift in the last 45 days? (podcast)

– By Josh Durso At this point it’s almost impossible to find an area of life that hasn’t been impacted by the coronavirus, or COVID-19. Here across New York, non-essential retail has been shut down for more than two weeks, restaurants and ... MORE
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Tourism reps say region is taking a hit right now

Tourism reps say region is taking a hit right now

The tourism industry is taking a hit right now. And it looks like it could experience a loss over the next several months, as social distancing protocols are followed around New York and in neighboring states. Valerie Knoblauch leads the Finger Lakes ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: Mark Palmieri talks impact of COVID-19 on small businesses in Geneva (podcast)

It is truly rare for an entire economy to stop. Except that is essentially what we’ve seen in response to the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. The pandemic that started in China, spread to other European countries like Italy with devastating result — ... MORE
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Cuomo signs limo safety package into law, prompting swift changes across NYS

A package of legislation aimed at making limousines safer across New York has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The 10-point package includes new safety regulations such as: seatbelt requirements, immobilization of defective limousines, increased penalties for illegal U-turns, GPS ... MORE
Cuomo signs bill exempting flights of beer from sales tax

Cuomo signs bill exempting flights of beer from sales tax

The beer and wine industry is getting a boost, thanks to legislation signed into law by Governor Andre Cuomo. Both the beer and wine Industry generate billions of dollars in taxes and lawmakers have been looking for ways to help them grow ... MORE
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Region sees significant growth in sales tax collection between 2018-19

Sales tax collection over the last two years has grown. With the continued success of the various tourism industries in the Finger Lakes - most counties saw an increase of some kind. That said, Seneca and Yates counties saw the biggest increase ... MORE
Study says del Lago Resort & Casino had $270M economic impact in 2019

Study says del Lago Resort & Casino had $270M economic impact in 2019

Things are going well if you ask the folks who run Del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre. CEO Brent Stevens told the Finger Lakes Times that the casino is meeting its benchmarks. A recent report highlighted a $270 million economic impact ... MORE
Cuomo announces agreement on limo safety legislation

Cuomo announces agreement on limo safety legislation

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a three-way agreement with Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on a limousine safety regulation package. The 10- point package introduces new safety regulations such as: seatbelt requirements, immobilization of defective limousines, increased ... MORE
Governor Cuomo outlines full-plan for spending in 2020

Governor Cuomo outlines full-plan for spending in 2020 (video)

Governor Andrew Cuomo says his proposals outline a bold vision for New York as it battles with some of the toughest economic pressures the state has faced in years. The 2020 budget plan features a $33 billion five-year plan to combat climate ... MORE
Cuomo announces new $151M to pave local roads, bridges

Cuomo announces new $151M to pave local roads, bridges

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an added $151 million in new funding to coincide with $743 million in direct state aid for local road and bridge projects across New York. The added funding is for fixing roads impacted by extreme weather events. The ... MORE