Officials from the car-sharing service Uber were joined by Business Council President Heather Briccetti, elected officials, and local stakeholders at a news conference in the New York State Capitol yesterday.
The news conference was called to highlight a newly released economic impact study that, among other findings, states Uber would create as many as thirteen thousand jobs in its first year of operation in upstate New York.
The full study, which can be read here, goes on to say that 350 thousand New Yorkers in areas not currently serviced by Uber have downloaded the app. Uber NY General Manager Josh Mohrer says this shows people throughout upstate New York are clamoring for the service.
In addition to yesterday’s news conference and study release, Uber has also launched an online petition giving everyday New Yorkers the chance to voice their approval of bringing Uber to all of New York State. You can sign the petition by clicking here.