New York Gov. David Paterson suggested today that major reforms might be needed for the state’s industrial development agencies because they had fallen short of job-creation goals.

“We recognize that IDAs are not working as they were expected — to produce jobs in the state,” Paterson said at a news conference. “We may have to do a sweeping IDA reform, but because the not-for-profits have a deadline, now we are trying to reform it in this process.”

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