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Letter: Private enterprise creates jobs, government does not

Private enterprise creates jobs, government does not

Once again we have proof that government does not create jobs. The dismal results thus far of StartUp NY reflect the fact that even with all the hype and promotion generated for this program, it is only private enterprise that causes local economies to grow.

Empire State Development Corp., the agency responsible for this program, was disingenuous in announcing the number of jobs not created so far. Its report, which was three months late, was issued in a Friday afternoon news dump, just prior to a holiday weekend. The job information was included in a footnote.

The only agency official who would address the press was an executive vice president who is leaving next week. She claimed that the agency was trying to be very transparent. The only transparency is, it’s not working.

Eric F. Torsell