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An upstate business organization is calling on state officials to accelerate plans for reopening some businesses where appropriate.

Unshackle Upstate says that as state officials begin the task of restarting the economy, it is critical that they engage upstate business leaders in the process.

A new report on economic growth around the U.S. shows a mixed picture for the Greater Rochester area.

The Metro Monitor report is done annually by the Washington-based think-tank, the Brookings Institution.  This latest report actually covers a one-year period from 2015 to 2016.  It shows growth in the U.S. economy overall, with most of the larger metro areas showing an increase in jobs and other expansion in their local economies.

WBFO News

Voters head to the polls next week with every seat in the New York State Legislature up for grabs. But will Albany's costly effort to create jobs make a difference in the election?