A new study from the U.S. Conference of Mayors finds that Poughkeepsie and Rochester are some of the slowest growth cities in the nation.  It also projects that economic growth among upstate cities is likely to lag behind most of the country through 2020.

This is yet another reminder that the Upstate economy continues to struggle.  Whether it’s the state’s delay in approving natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale region, the unwillingness of our state leaders to  reform that notoriously unfair Scaffold Law, or to reduce our tax burden, this is yet another reminder of the tremendous amount of work that we need done in Albany if Upstate is going to be a place to grow a business or raise a family.