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Survey says: Some regions will do well, others less so

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In this morning's Trail Mix:

A mixed bag of economic forecasts for upstate New York.

The regional councils are back at it.

And the 46 things Governor Cuomo wagered on the Giants.Economy

Business leaders say the economy has sputtered out a little in the Finger Lakes (Diana Louise Carter, Democrat and Chronicle).

But Jonathan D. Epstein at the Buffalo News reports company heads have a better outlook for the Buffalo region.

One-in-three say central New York's economy is on the up-and-up, reports Charles McChesney for the Post-Standard.

And the Capital Region is doing better than most (Larry Rulison, Times-Union).

A group of business leaders are getting together for their annual conference today in central New York (Debra J. Groom, Post-Standard).

Development

Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy was in Buffalo to kick off the 2012 round of economic councils. Daniel Robison of WNED/Innovation Trail reports their to-do list is even longer this year.

And David Robinson of the Buffalo News reports they're seeking a consultant to help out.

In the North Country, folks are upset money originally targeted for a highway is being used for something else (Martha Ellen, Watertown Daily-Times).

WMHT and the Innovation Trail's Marie Cusick take a look at whether $1 billion can reverse Buffalo's decades of hard times.

Energy

New loans are available for New Yorkers looking to make some energy upgrades (Samantha Mazriaz Christmann, Buffalo News).

A Cape Vincent man is fighting the town for the right to erect a wind turbine on his property, reports the Watertown Daily Times' Jaegun Lee.

Kodak

The Innovation Trail's Zack Seward and Rachel Ward collected Rochesterians' stories and memories about the glory days of Kodak.

Super Bowl

It's tradition for politicians from the respective Super Bowl teams' home turf to make friendly wagers. This year it's New York's cheesecake and bagels versus New England's clam chowda (Joseph Spector, Gannett).

 

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