I had a chance to talk to Republican State Senator Joe Robach yesterday about Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address.
Robach said he was glad to hear the governor talk extensively about Upstate New York. Specifically, he was pleased with the governor's plans to boost the area's economy; for example, the governor is calling for better marketing of Upstate. The governor also proposes to turn 10 tech startup incubators into "hot spots" with additional services and tax benefits. Rochester's universities and colleges produce a lot of research but the work to make products based on that research happens elsewhere.
"This is really the first time I can remember somebody putting some specific plans in place and really highlighting the importance of specific items to take place for the Upstate New York economy to prosper," Robach said.