Governor Paterson is seeking to improve relationship between state government and small businesses.
Some people are calling it a "modern-day gold rush." It's a huge reserve of natural gas located thousands of feet below the surface from West Virginia to New York's Southern Tier and the Catskills.
The recession continues to effect retail in New York State.
Retailers say they're keeping inventory low, and employment flat this year.
Poll shows New Yorkers are not planning to spend any more - or less - this holiday season compared to last year.