State Development, or “ESD”, is the economic development
agency of New York State. Commissioner Adams and his
colleagues manage a broad range of programs, incentives and
services designed to increase private sector investment and
job creation in New York.
The organization has a staff of over 400 people
located in 12 offices across the State.
works closely with Lieutenant Governor Robert J. Duffy to
implement the Regional Economic Development Councils.
Recently, ESD launched Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s newest
economic development initiative, Start-Up NY. This
unique program offers 10-year abatements on all taxes,
including corporate and personal income taxes, to qualifying
companies that co-locate on college and university campuses
in New York.
came to ESD from The Business Council of New York State, the
State’s leading business association,
where he served as President and CEO from 2006
to 2011. Prior to leading the Business Council, Mr. Adams
was President of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and
Director of the MetroTech Business Improvement District.
He was the founding Executive Director of New York Cares.
Mr. Adams is a resident of Brooklyn, New York, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.
To contact Kenneth Adams, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include your mailing address as responses may be sent by U.S. mail.
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