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Kathryn Wylde

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How Albany Kills Job Creation

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2010 | 1:15 PM

The New York Post published this op-ed on July 19, 2010

The only good way to end New York state's fiscal crisis is job creation and economic growth -- but much of state government doesn't seem to have gotten the message.

While the governor and legislative leaders struggle to close...

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Action to Reduce Energy Costs Will Boost Job Growth

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2010 | 9:28 AM

This op-ed appeared in The Capitol on June 29, 2010.

Energy costs are high in New York State - nearly twice the national average. This is a major drag on our economy. High energy costs discourage business from creating new jobs here, particularly in high tech...

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New 'Excelsior' program will benefit all of New York

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2010 | 9:33 AM

The Buffalo News published this op-ed on June 28, 2010

Every region of New York State has a lot to gain from Albany's recent decision to adopt Gov. David A. Paterson's Excelsior program, a new set of economic development incentives that reward companies for creating good jobs and expanding their...

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Good, Bad and Ugly in Financial Reform

(2) Comments | Posted April 5, 2010 | 12:53 PM

Crain's New York Business published this op-ed on April 4, 2010

With health care out of the way, regulation of the financial industry tops the reform agenda in Washington. New York has a lot on the line.

The financial industry employs 530,000 New Yorkers and generates...

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Queens County Economic Forecast

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2010 | 5:05 PM

Queens County Economic Forecast

Speech to the Long Island City Business Development Corporation

March 18, 2010

While the focus of the Queens Economic Development Corporation and Long Island City Business Development Corporation is the Borough of Queens, my remarks will seek...

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Translating Livability Goals Into Policy

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2010 | 6:34 PM

Published online in the New York Transportation Journal of the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management at NYU.

In March, the Partnership for New York City and PricewaterhouseCoopers will publish the third annual installment of "Cities of Opportunity," a comparative review of the factors that make twenty-one great world...

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How to Make the President's Jobs Plan Work for New York

(1) Comments | Posted December 8, 2009 | 3:50 PM


TO: New York State Congressional Delegation
FROM: Kathryn S. Wylde
RE: How to make the President's jobs plan work for New York
DATE: December 8, 2009

President Obama today introduced a plan to create jobs and spur economic growth in the United States by...

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Why the Preemptive Break Up of Financial Institutions Would Be Bad for New York -- and America

(3) Comments | Posted November 15, 2009 | 11:56 AM

(Kathryn Wylde sent this letter to the New York Congressional Delegation on November 11, 2009).

Dear Members of the New York State Congressional Delegation,

The Partnership for New York City is an organization of business leaders who are committed to the continued success of the city and state economy. We...

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Considering the Re-Authorization of the Nation's Surface Transportation Program

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2009 | 11:49 AM

Published online in the New York Transportation Journal of the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management at NYU.

Representatives of the New York metropolitan region have a special responsibility to advocate for increased federal funding for mass transit and for federal incentives aimed at reducing traffic congestion and improving...

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Losing Jobs to Jersey

(1) Comments | Posted October 15, 2009 | 2:40 PM

The New York Post published this op-ed on October 15, 2009

The Depository Trust and Clearing Corp. yesterday announced its decision to move 1,600 jobs from Lower Manhattan to New Jersey. The news is disappointing but not surprising: DTCC is moving because New Jersey has a stronger economic-development program than...

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The Impact of the Economic Crisis on New York City Business

(2) Comments | Posted September 14, 2009 | 11:53 AM

The Impact of the Economic Crisis on NYC Business

Speech to the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce

August 6, 2009

Kathryn Wylde, President & CEO
Partnership for New York City

Today's economic and fiscal crises are best understood in historical context. Those who are old enough to remember the...

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Craft Statewide Force to Spur Jobs, New Kinds of Businesses

(0) Comments | Posted August 11, 2009 | 12:59 PM

From a business perspective, nothing could be worse during this period of economic uncertainty than the chaos and instability that have characterized New York state government during the past two years.

As things stand, there is every chance that the State Senate will be paralyzed by partisan rivalries right up...

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A Call for Curtains Up on "NextGen" Air Traffic Control Technology

(1) Comments | Posted July 1, 2009 | 11:13 AM

A Call for Curtains Up on "NextGen" Air Traffic Control Technology

The last time the United States modernized its air traffic control system, Dwight Eisenhower was President, Cassius Clay had not yet won a professional boxing match, and Barack Obama was still in diapers. And so word that Randy Babbitt,...

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NYC Can't Afford Not to "Go Green"

(3) Comments | Posted April 30, 2009 | 5:34 PM

This week, Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Council Speaker Chris Quinn announced plans to introduce legislation that will require owners of 22,000 office and apartment buildings around the five boroughs to invest in building improvements that will reduce their energy consumption and carbon emissions. The announcement, which came on Earth Day,...

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Lou Dobbs Might Have Been Frustrated

(19) Comments | Posted August 5, 2008 | 12:01 PM

Last week, in a room atop a tall Wall Street building overlooking the Statue of Liberty, leaders from various sides of the heated immigration debate came together to have a discussion that was unique in at least one way -- it was constructive.

If Lou Dobbs were there, he...

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Spooking Ourselves Out of Prosperity

(19) Comments | Posted July 7, 2008 | 4:30 PM

Watch out for the Belgians.

If we let them get away with their sinister attempt to purchase Anheuser Busch and its iconic American brand -- Budweiser -- we may all soon be speaking Flemish and downing mussels by the barrel.

While nationalistic opposition to InBev's recent $46...

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