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New York needs the kind of economic development that will allow workers to move up the career ladder and into the middle class, guarantee healthcare and other benefits for low-wage workers and their families, attract and keep college-educated workers in Upstate communities to create a diversified workforce, and to ensure that workers remain Upstate for the long-term. But the type of jobs created by IDAs—many of them low-wage jobs— will not generate economic revitalization in our Upstate communities. Not Just Any Job is a snapshot of our Upstate economy and a wake up call to those who believe we can build a strong economy on the backs of the working poor.