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The Upstate Economy

Haitian connection integral to upstate couple's business model

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Jim Day
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WXXI
Stephane Jean-Baptiste and Yve-Car Momperousse at home in Ithaca, New York.

Many new startup companies end up running their new business out of their homes, and that's the case for Stephane Jean-Baptiste and Yve-CarMomperousse who live and work in Ithaca, New York.

Their sustaining business model relies heavily on their relationship with the land and people of Haiti.

As you’ll see, they’re aiming to be both successful and socially-responsible entrepreneurs, and help in the re-building of the island nation devastated by the 2010 earthquake.

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