Collaboration is the key to creating real jobs in Upstate NY

The cities that succeed in the years ahead will be anchored on communities that collaborate to create high-growth startup economies. On the heels of worldwide news that Amazon will soon open a second headquarters, two Upstate NY metro areas are sharing in the spotlight. Rochester and Buffalo, NY have submitted a joint proposal to attract […]

Capital Tonight: Future of Upstate Jobs Party

By Capital Tonight Staff Last year, the Upstate Jobs Party was created by Martin Babinec during his run for the 22nd Congressional District. Today, the party he created is still in use. It’s one of the party lines Syracuse mayoral candidate Ben Walsh is running on. Now Babinec is working to secure a permanent ballot […]

Upstate Jobs PAC and New Vote Upstate Jobs Nonprofit

Former Congressional Candidate, Founder of TriNet and Upstate Venture Connect, Martin Babinec Announces the Formation of Upstate Jobs PAC and a new non-profit 501(c)4, “Vote Upstate Jobs” Entities launches today with a goal toward recruiting and electing a 2018 gubernatorial candidate create an Upstate Jobs Line Upstate Job PAC will provide support to Syracuse Mayoral […]

Syracuse Mayoral Race: What Voters Want

Voters state Jobs & the Economy as single most important issue; Select Ben Walsh as a top candidate to take charge   As we enter into the final few weeks before the 2017 election, the Upstate Jobs Party is proud to see UJP candidate Ben Walsh #RiseAbove. According to a new poll (see below) from […]

Another Day, Another Million – 43North Competition Lights Taxpayer Money On Fire

Hey New York State! Quit using taxpayers’ money to pick winners! You’ve likely seen the spray of government-issued (press) releases throughout the last several months building up to the 4th Annual 43North Finals. 43North is a business venture competition in Buffalo, N.Y. Every year the competition awards $5 MILLION in capital – including a grand […]

Syracuse.com: Ben Walsh will be on the Upstate Jobs line in November

By Chris Baker | Syracuse.com With 2,439 signatures, Walsh creates new line on Syracuse mayoral ballot SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The man whose path to the ballot once seemed most unclear will now be on there twice. Ben Walsh secured a second line on the Syracuse mayoral ballot Tuesday, submitting 2,439 petition signatures to the Onondaga County Board […]

Syracuse.com: Ben Walsh leads fundraising for Syracuse mayoral race with a quarter-million dollars

By Chris Baker | Syracuse.com SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Ben Walsh has collected more than a quarter-million dollars in his attempt to win City Hall in November. Walsh, an independent candidate for Syracuse mayor, has far out-paced his opponents in fundraising, collecting large sums from downtown developers, among others. He’s raised $253,000 so far from more than 400 donors. The second-biggest […]

Syracuse.com: Ben Walsh gains two-party support in drive to be Syracuse’s 1st independent mayor

By Chris Baker | Syracuse.com SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Ben Walsh is gaining momentum in his bid to become the first independent mayor in Syracuse history not affiliated with a political party. Walsh is a rarity: A politically viable, unaffiliated candidate in a major American city. He’s raised far more money than all of his opponents and has […]

Syracuse.com: UJP backs Ben Walsh’s bid for Syracuse mayor

By Chris Baker | Syracuse.com Photo: Syracuse mayoral candidate Ben Walsh speaks at a press conference at Rapid Response Monitoring on West Division Street, Monday, July 10, 2017. (Chris Baker | cbaker@syracuse.com) SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Ben Walsh’s path to the ballot took another turn Monday as he found a backer for his independent bid for […]

Ben Walsh receives Upstate Jobs Party endorsement

For Immediate Release: July 10, 2017 Syracuse, N.Y – Ben Walsh, the independent candidate for Mayor of the City of Syracuse, announced today he has received the exclusive endorsement of the Upstate Jobs Party. “Ben Walsh is the only candidate in this race with the commitment, the know-how and the experience to lead the transformation […]