As the Onondaga Citizens League wraps up the 2015 study, “How CNY Moves,” the board has announced the focus of its 2016 study. “Wage Disparities and Economic Performance” will look at the many issues surrounding poverty including: policies and practices, the rapid increase of concentrated poverty in Syracuse, the high public cost of low wages, and employee retention. How will the minimum wage hike to $15 an hour affect small businesses and non-profits? Will a wage increase slow down “brain drain”? These and other topics will be researched and discussed for the 2016-17 study.