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May 29, 2019

Annual Performance Report on New York State's Industrial Development Agencies [Released 05/29/2019]

In 2017, the State’s 109 active Industrial Development Agencies reported projects valued at $98.1 billion, with over $750 million in net annual tax exemptions and $8.0 billion in total debt outstanding, including conduit and other debt. They supported 4,385 projects that produced a net total of 198,522 jobs gained since their inception through 2017. [read the complete IDA report - pdf] | Interactive Map

May 1, 2019

Long Island Region Economic Snapshot [Released 05/01/2019]

Broadly speaking, Long Island residents enjoy a high quality of life, reflected in high median incomes, relatively low unemployment and crime rates, strong public schools, numerous higher education opportunities and many cultural and natural recreational activities. However, the region's population and economic growth comes with challenges, such as traffic congestion and high property taxes. [read the complete Long Island report - pdf]

March 7, 2019

Foreclosure Update: Signs of Progress [Released 03/07/2019]

Statewide, foreclosure filings fell by 46 percent between 2013 and 2018. Foreclosure rates are highest in the Long Island and the Mid- Hudson regions. Only four counties— Clinton, Putnam, Rockland, and Suffolk— have a foreclosure rate over 1 percent. Other stakeholders are pursuing efforts to reduce harm to local governments and communities caused by “zombie properties.” [read the complete Foreclosure report - pdf]

January 28, 2019

Sales Tax Growth Strengthens for a Third Year: 2018 Collections Up 5.3 Percent [Released 01/28/2019]

Local sales tax collections in New York State were $17.5 billion in 2018, a 5.3 percent increase over the previous calendar year and the third consecutive year that growth in collections improved. Certain economic factors may be contributing to this improvement--more than 62,000 additional New York residents were employed in 2018, total wages for the first two quarters increased by nearly 5.7 percent compared to the same period in the prior year, consumer confidence has remained high and consumer spending has been mostly steady throughout the year. [read the complete Sales Tax report - pdf]

January 24, 2019

Fiscal Stress in School Districts: Common Themes for School Year 2017-18 [Released 01/24/2019]

This is the sixth annual release of Fiscal Stress Monitoring System scores. This report summarizes results of school district scores for the 2017-18 school fiscal year (SY) and compares results to SY 2016- 17. Of the 672 school districts in the State evaluated for fiscal stress, 96 percent were not classified in fiscal stress, generally indicating that school districts are managing their challenges in ways that avoid fiscal stress. [read the complete Common Themes for School Year report - pdf]

December 13, 2018

Local Governments and the Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Business [Released 12/13/2018]

Local governments or public authorities own 20 of the State’s 27 municipal solid waste landfills, the type of landfills that take in most of what we typically think of as “garbage”—residential, commercial and institutional waste. This report examines the role of local governments in solid waste management, with particular attention to the issues they confront as municipal solid waste landfill owners. [read the complete Municipal Solid Waste Landfill report - pdf]