Apr 3, 2007

A local identity crisis

There's been some noise being made recently over the Spitzer camp's decision to frame the state's economic development outlook and planning into two regions-- Upstate and Downstate. The local buzz is over the fact that the four-county Capital Region is part of the 'downstate' designation.

The fact is, this area is what could be called a tween'er (i.e., in-between) . Its not New York City, but then again, it's not Elmira either.

It might have made sense to have designated three regions --- with the Capital Region and the mid-Hudson Valley being a distinct entity.

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