Talk CNY, presented by NBT Bank, is CenterState CEO's semimonthly podcast series featuring leaders from across Central New York, shining a spotlight on the growth and opportunities happening here. You’ll get an inside look at the people, projects and initiatives moving the region forward.


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From Micron to Main Street: CNY Economic Development

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Central New York’s current economic development pipeline, the mechanism we use to monitor economic opportunities, is 20 times what it was in 2019. As of May 2024, it’s tracking around $10 billion in interest investment, and advanced manufacturing projects make up around 75% of that. It’s a big shift from what we were seeing even a year ago.

But CenterState CEO’s economic development work isn’t limited to the traditional business attraction and retention. It also aims to create opportunities and wealth for local residents and in underinvested neighborhoods.

On this episode of Talk CNY presented by NBT Bank, CenterState CEO Vice President of Economic Development Nora Spillane discusses the work we’re doing now and how we’re planning to grow sustainably.

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About Talk CNY

Talk CNY, presented by NBT Bank, is CenterState CEO's semimonthly podcast. It's first season launched in 2023, with 24 episodes. The second Wednesday of each month highlights a CenterState CEO member for a conversation about the work of their business or organization in the community, and how they engage with CenterState CEO. The second episode of the month features a CenterState CEO staff person sharing the programs, projects and thought leadership related to a monthly theme. 

In addition to the main series, you can discover the Talk CNY Miniseries with featured business experts on episodes released straight to the Click resource library. Discover Talk CNY on Click.

Hosted by:

Katie Zilcosky, director of communications, CenterState CEO

Meet our Sponsor: NBT Bank

Talk CNY is Presented by NBT Bank

Since opening its doors in 1856, NBT Bank has remained committed to providing its customers with superior banking services and helping to make the communities it serves a better place to live and work. It also believe that its greatest competitive advantage remains its people. Through their dedication it is able to enhance its ability to serve customers through relationship building, personalized banking solutions, local decision making and commitment to community initiatives.


Talk CNY Main Series

Talk CNY Quarterly Market Insights

2024 Q1 - Ken Entenmann April 3, 2024
2023 Q4 - Ken Entenmann December 18, 2023
2023 Q3 - Ken Entenmann October 1, 2023
2023 Q2 - Ken Entenmann July 6, 2023
2023 Q1 - Ken Entenmann March 6, 2023