Adam Sichko, a reporter for the Albany Business Review, wrote a story that exemplifies what we talk about all the time.  It outlines how policy decisions that are made in a vacuum in Albany can have a profound impact on the upstate economy.

Regardless of how you feel about gun control, Ilion, NY depends on Remington Arms.  They are the community’s largest employer.  The company has stood with the town through thick and thin, through good times and bad.  They have remained even though New York has the highest combined local and state tax burden in the country.

But Remington Arms may not be able to withstand the continued regulatory onslaught coming from Albany.  This could be the final decision that forces them to shutter their doors and with it, the future of an upstate New York town and its residents.