Why digital disparity persists

The “digital divide” is not defined solely by geography. Income matters too. State-of-the-art infrastructure will not bring broadband access to those who cannot afford it.

More growth in business confidence

Siena College Research Institute’s new survey of top executives finds optimism rising in the Rochester region, while views of state government sink lower.

Southern Tier growth business

Constellation Brands Inc.’s Canadian cannabis affiliate plans to move into the U.S. market by
establishing a $100 million to $150 million hemp-processing industrial park in the Southern Tier.

An educational asset at risk

International students enrolled at UR, RIT and other local schools boost these institutions and the local economy. But changes in immigration policies could prompt foreign students to study in other countries or return to their native lands.