Picente Statement on Cuomo’s Central New York State of the State

Picente calls speech ‘State of Syracuse’; Oneida County absent

“I’m extremely disappointed in the speech given by Governor Cuomo today which was clearly more of a ‘State of Syracuse’ then that of the region. Today, Governor Cuomo laid out an economic development plan for the City of Syracuse that invested in nano and UAS technology while bolstering upstate airport infrastructure.  While we are a major player in nanotechnology and UAS industry development and our airport has seen recent job growth, Oneida County was completely absent from the Governor’s economic development plans in 2017, and that lack of acknowledgement is an egregious slight to this community.”