In Their Opinion...

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Colin Read chairs the finance and economics faculty at SUNY Plattsburgh and has published a dozen books on local and global finance and economics. He also runs an economic and business consulting company, and can be reached through his website www.economicinsights.net.

Colin Read: Airport projects can benefit local economy

Using a local workforce keeps wages and spending in the community if it can be done in a cost-effective manner, according to columnist Colin Read.

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Paul Grasso is the president and CEO of The Development Corporation, Clinton County, New York.

Paul Grasso: Several options exist for downtown

By: Paul Grasso, Just Sayin'

Pedestrian mall just one idea that could be good for city's economic future, according to columnist Paul Grasso.

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Colin Read chairs the finance and economics faculty at SUNY Plattsburgh and has published a dozen books on local and global finance and economics. He also runs an economic and business consulting company, and can be reached through his website www.economicinsights.net.

Colin Read: Government can't create success on its own

By: Colin Read, Everybody's Business

It takes a grass-roots community effort of people working together to assure future accomplishment, according to columnist Colin Read.

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Colin Read chairs the finance and economics faculty at SUNY Plattsburgh and has published a dozen books on local and global finance and economics. He also runs an economic and business consulting company, and can be reached through his website www.economicinsights.net.

Colin Read: Tax could limit high-frequency trading

By: Colin Read, Everybody's Business

---- — Modern day robber barons siphon off millions in profit from the stock market on a daily basis, according to columnist Colin Read.

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Paul Grasso is the president and CEO of The Development Corporation, Clinton County, New York.

Paul Grasso: Arts may boost business

By: Paul Grasso, Just Sayin'

Cultural pursuits may be another important factor in a healthy economy, according to columnist Paul Grasso.

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Colin Read chairs the finance and economics faculty at SUNY Plattsburgh and has published a dozen books on local and global finance and economics. He also runs an economic and business consulting company, and can be reached through his website www.economicinsights.net.

Colin Read: Corporate model has benefits

By: Colin Read, Everybody's Business

Efficiency, advances in technology have been realized by the profit motive of large companies, according to columnist Colin Read.

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Colin Read chairs the finance and economics faculty at SUNY Plattsburgh and has published a dozen books on local and global finance and economics. He also runs an economic and business consulting company, and can be reached through his website www.economicinsights.net.

Colin Read: Governor takes aim at property tax

By: Colin Read, Everybody's Business

Overtaxed New Yorkers would benefit substantially if burden could be lifted, according to columnist Colin Read.

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Colin Read chairs the finance and economics faculty at SUNY Plattsburgh and has published a dozen books on local and global finance and economics. He also runs an economic and business consulting company, and can be reached through his website www.economicinsights.net.

Colin Read: Public, private sectors must know their roles

By: Colin Read, Everybody's Business

Each has strengths and weaknesses that must be understood for economy to work effectively, according to columnist Colin Read.

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Colin Read chairs the finance and economics faculty at SUNY Plattsburgh and has published a dozen books on local and global finance and economics. He also runs an economic and business consulting company, and can be reached through his website www.economicinsights.net.

Colin Read: Divisions in society impede progress

By: Colin Read, Everybody's Business

Economic crisis divided the country instead if bringing it together in a constructive way, according to columnist Colin Read.

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Paul Grasso is the president and CEO of The Development Corporation, Clinton County, New York.

Paul Grasso: Welfare should be a safety net

By: Paul Grasso, Just Sayin'

Alternatives should be found for programs that trap recipients in poverty, according to columnist Paul Grasso.

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