Regionalism went a little bit mainstream in New York two years ago, when governor Andrew Cuomo’s state-of-the-state message unveiled a new approach to state funding for economic development. In this year’s state-of-the-state speech, the governor proposed promoting training and innovation within colleges and encouraging collaboration among academics, private firms and investors. Cuomo announced a series of marketing plans to encourage more regional thinking, including the Taste-NY initiative to promote New York products and a $5-million advertising competition for the best regional plan. He also proposed three casinos for upstate New . . .
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