State official: Tourism is big business in upstate New York

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - The State of the Region was discussed Tuesday in Cooperstown as a follow-up to the governor's State of the State address.

Brian Stratton, the head of the Canal Corporation, spoke at the Village Hall in Cooperstown. He says the intimate setting is a great way to bring the governor's address to the people.

Most of the presentation pointed to the millions of dollars invested to revive tourism in New York, specifically upstate.

It's not just the snowmobiling industry or gaming, it's also destinations such as Cooperstown and the home of baseball.

"Tourism is huge business in upstate New York, and the governor knows that upstate in particular needs the most attention for economic development," Stratton said.

In the State of the State, the governor looked back over the past three years and his accomplishments, and he looked ahead to what's to come in 2014.

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