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August 30, 2017

Special Report: Finger Lakes Region Economic Profile [Released 08/30/2017]

This report highlights the Finger Lakes region’s geography, demographics, municipalities, economy and labor markets, and includes a discussion about what the future may hold for the region. [read the complete Finger Lakes Region report - pdf]

August 4, 2017

First Half of 2017: Local Sales Tax Growth Ticks Up Statewide [Released 08/04/2017]

For the first half of calendar year 2017, local sales tax collections were $8.0 billion, a 3.3 percent increase over the same period last year. This is a slight improvement over the last several half-year periods. Economic factors supporting these results include continued low unemployment and high consumer confidence. Sales taxes were also boosted by growth in collections from sales of motor fuels. [read The Local Sales Tax Growth report - pdf]

July 14, 2017

The Impact of Federal Aid on New York's Local Governments [Released 07/14/2017]

Federal aid is a critical component of local government revenues. Proposed changes to federal education policy, expanded military spending and the Executive Order declaring "sanctuary jurisdictions" ineligible for some federal grants could also affect New York's local governments. This report and the accompanying interactive data use information reported by local governments to help local officials and citizens understand how they could be affected by such changes. [read The Impact of Federal Aid report - pdf] | Interactive Data

March 31, 2017

Fire Protection in New York State: How Is It Provided in Your Community? [Released 03/31/2017]

The system for providing fire protection services throughout New York State can be surprisingly complex. This report will provide an overview of the organization, administration, membership benefits, and common OSC audit findings for fire protection entities. [read Fire Protection in New York State report - pdf]

March 27, 2017

Annual Performance Report on New York State's Industrial Development Agencies - Fiscal Years Ending 2015 [Released 03/27/2017]

In 2015, the State’s 109 active Industrial Development Agencies reported projects valued at $88.7 billion, with nearly $700 million in net annual tax exemptions and $11.4 billion in total debt outstanding, including conduit and other debt. They supported 4,484 projects that had created 224,734 jobs from their inception through 2015. [read Annual Performance Report - pdf] | Interactive Map