Innovation Trail

TaglinePublic radio takes to the web to cover upstate New York's transitioning economy
Year Founded2010
Type or CoverageBusiness
Type or CoverageTechnology
Type or CoverageOther
StateNew York
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesDonations
Revenue SourcesGrants
Revenue SourcesSponsorships
Institutional SupportOther Foundation
Staff Size (Business)1
Staff Size (Editorial)6-10
Active Volunteers1-10
AffiliationsCorporation for Public Broadcasting WXXI WNED WMHT WRVO WSKG.
Mappin LocationRochester - New York
Principal StaffRachel Ward
Principal StaffJuan Vasquez
DescriptionFifty years ago the economy of upstate New York was rooted in industry and manufacturing but in recent decades these sectors have dramatically declined. In the 1980s alone hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs were lost according to the Albany Times Union. “Rochester Buffalo Syracuse were heavy industrial areas” says journalist Juan Vazquez. “A lot of the economy was based on manufacturing… There’s a definite transition of what the economy is going to be here. How are we going to sort of re-image ourselves?”
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