Empire State Development reports

ESD is dedicated to sharing information about its work with the public. In this Reports section, you can find many of the more than 50 quarterly and annual reports that we provide each year, detailing key New York State economic development projects and initiatives.

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Press Release

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 2:17pm
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Away, a direct-to-consumer travel brand, will create 249 new jobs in a major expansion and relocation of its headquarters to 82 Mercer Street in New York City. Launched in 2016, Away designs thoughtful products to make travel more seamless. “Away’s commitment and investment in New York is proof positive of the growth opportunities this state has to offer,” Governor Cuomo said. “As this 21st century business continues to develop and expand, we look forward to the creation of new, quality jobs for men and women throughout the greater New York City area and continued success for the company for years to come.” “Our business climate has improved significantly across the state, and Away’s commitment to creating hundreds of new jobs in New York City is a testament to our economic development initiatives,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. “The company’s expansion and investment in New York is adding good paying jobs and continuing to boost the economy of our city and the entire state.” Read the full press release here. 
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Press Release

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 12:59pm
Empire State Development and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation today announced the grand opening of The Wick, a new hotel in Hudson, Columbia County. The $10 million project transformed a former manufacturing plant into a boutique hotel with 48 rooms and seven suites, a restaurant and bar, and enclosed rooftop patio overlooking the Catskill Mountains. Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, "Revitalization is a fundamental piece of New York State's economic development strategy. Hudson is a city on the rise, and adaptive reuse projects like The Wick create jobs and generate regional economic growth." "Partnerships like this at the Wick Hotel help revitalize communities and preserve local heritage," said Rose Harvey, Commissioner of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. "With the assistance of the Historic Tax Credit program spearheaded by Governor Cuomo, New York State is leading the nation in sustainable economic development projects that help preserve the historic fabric of our cities and towns." Originally built in the 1860s, 41 Cross Street was known as South Bay Mill and functioned as a soap and candle manufacturing plant for Gale & Hover. Hover switched to textile manufacturing in the late 1880s, and the building was used for production and distribution. Throughout the 20th century, several businesses used the building for various industries, including Rual Manufacturing Company until 2000. The hotel preserves history while embracing regionally-specific elements, like artwork from the Hudson River School. The Wick Restaurant and Lobby Bar features the Hudson Valley’s best charcuterie and cheeses in its exceptional small plates. The hotel is also environmentally sustainable, using a proprietary green energy technology to reduce the carbon footprint, and offering electric vehicle charging stations for hotel guests. Tom Rossi, Principal at Redburn Development said, "We're thrilled to announce the completion of The Wick Hotel, with tremendous thanks to Empire State Development and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. This transformative and forward-thinking project not only will have lasting impact upon the continued resurgent vibrancy of Hudson and the greater Hudson Valley, but is an example of adaptive reuse coupled with our advanced proprietary energy solutions." Redburn Development Group invested $10 million to restore, renovate and refurbish the property, and create 12 new, full-time jobs. Empire State Development has agreed to support the project with a grant of up to $1.5 million, recommended by the Capital Region Economic Development Council (CREDC) during Round V of the Governor's REDC initiative. Additionally, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation secured nearly $2.4 million in State Historic Commercial Properties Tax Credits for this project. CREDC co-chairs Ruth Mahoney, KeyBank Market President, and Dr. Havidán Rodríguez, University at Albany President, said, "This project is a great example of the public-private partnerships happening across the Capital Region as a result of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative. The Wick will further catalyze the redevelopment efforts already underway in the City of Hudson." Senator Kathleen Marchione said, "The grand opening of The Wick is wonderful news, welcoming guests to the Capital Region and Hudson Valley. This project echoes the great revitalization happening in the City of Hudson, and I thank Empire State Development and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for their support." Assemblymember Didi Barrett said, "The opening of the new Wick Hotel is another key step in the exciting economic revitalization of Hudson. The Wick welcomes visitors to our beautiful region with comfortable and quality lodging in keeping with the style and creative energy that has come to characterize the City of Hudson." Hudson Mayor Rick Rector said, "The Wick has been a wonderful new addition to the City of Hudson. In addition to being a truly handsome destination for visitors to our community it is also providing immediate economic benefits with jobs and additional revenue to the City. The Redburn organization has demonstrated a very strong belief in the future of both Hudson and the continued development of our downtown and riverfront neighborhoods. They saw the potential and have quickly become an important element in our evolving economy and future." About Empire State Development         Empire State Development is New York’s chief economic development agency (www.esd.ny.gov). The mission of ESD is to promote a vigorous and growing economy, encourage the creation of new job and economic opportunities, increase revenues to the State and its municipalities, and achieve stable and diversified local economies. Through the use of loans, grants, tax credits and other forms of financial assistance, ESD strives to enhance private business investment and growth to spur job creation and support prosperous communities across New York State. ESD is also the primary administrative agency overseeing Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils and the marketing of “I LOVE NEW YORK,” the State’s iconic tourism brand. For more information on Regional Councils and Empire State Development, please visit www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov and www.esd.ny.gov. About Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation’s Division for Historic Preservation helps communities identify, evaluate, preserve and revitalize their historic, archeological, and cultural resources. The Division works with governments, the public, and educational and not-for-profit organizations to raise historic preservation awareness, to instill in New Yorkers a sense of pride in the state's unique history and to encourage heritage tourism and community revitalization.   Contacts: Adam Ostrowski (ESD) | adam.ostrowski@esd.ny.gov | (518) 292-5148 | (800) 260-7313 Randy Simons (PARKS) | randy.simons@parks.ny.gov | (518) 486-1868
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Press Release

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 4:56pm
See a photograph of Mr. Dee here Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) today announced its president, Thomas P. Dee, will retire on June 29, 2018.  As a subsidiary of Empire State Development, the state’s economic development agency, ECHDC is tasked with revitalizing Buffalo’s Inner and Outer Harbor areas and restoring economic growth to Western New York.  Under Mr. Dee’s leadership, the once blighted rust belt waterfront was transformed into the new front door of Buffalo, garnering attention from expats home for the holidays to celebrities like Katie Couric to the New York Times.  “My time spent at ECHDC has been the most challenging and most rewarding period of my life,” said Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation President Thomas P. Dee.  “I believe that history will judge that the transformation of Buffalo’s waterfront has exceeded all expectations and will prove to be a major turning point in our city’s rich history.  I am proud to have made such a significant contribution to my hometown.” “Tom was instrumental in shaping a vision for our waterfront at Canalside and the Outer Harbor,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. “He saw the potential for transforming our water’s edge when many thought it was not possible. Most importantly, his work over the years shaped downtown Buffalo and our waterfront into a prime destination for both tourists and residents. I wish Tom all the best as he retires after many years of incredible leadership.” Mr. Dee was tapped to lead ECHDC in 2009 after a productive career at CannonDesign, a Buffalo-based global architecture firm.  He led the transformational development, design and construction of Canalside through placemaking, programming, incremental improvements and capital projects. New York State’s infrastructure investment of $70 million to create Canalside, including Liberty Hound, the East Canal, The Ice at Canalside (the largest outdoor ice skating rink in New York State), the Connecting Terminal grain elevator lighting and the historic Central Wharf extension, has paved the way for more than $500 million in private development in the surrounding area.  More recently, Mr. Dee has been overseeing the Outer Harbor’s redevelopment and was instrumental in the design of the new Ohio Street corridor.  Today, an estimated 1.5 million visit Canalside and 250,000 people visit the Outer Harbor each year. “Tom has been a dedicated and valuable leader for the ECHDC team, as well as our community, and I am proud to have worked with him to advance our waterfront,” said Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation Chairman Robert Gioia.  “Before Tom took on the role of president of ECHDC, the people of Buffalo could not even imagine the potential of their waterfront – but Tom did, and he worked tirelessly to champion that waterfront, transforming it into a world-class tourism destination.  On behalf of the millions of people who will continue to enjoy our waterfront, we say ‘Thank you, Tom!’  I wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors.” “Tom has played an integral role in revitalizing our waterfront and building momentum for the future of Buffalo,” said Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky.  “The renewed spirit and optimism of this community is a testament to his commitment and dedication to Buffalo.” As a native Buffalonian, Mr. Dee shares all Western New Yorker’s love and pride for the waterfront.  He counts the success of Canalside as a highlight of his 40-plus year career.  Among Mr. Dee’s greatest accomplishments, he cites: Restoring pride in our spectacular waterfront. Providing equitable and inclusive access to the water’s edge. Installing confidence in economic development from the private sector. “There is still a lot of work to be done and I’m confident my colleagues and the leaders at Empire State Development can guide the process forward,” continued Dee.  “It’s been an honor to serve New York State and I want to thank Governor Cuomo for providing me with the opportunity to make such a meaningful difference.” Mr. Dee is committed to a full and proper transition for his to-be-named successor.  No decision on a replacement has been made at this time. Prior to his work at ECHDC, Mr. Dee was employed by CannonDesign for 28 years, working his way up from chief estimator to the position of Principal, Director of Construction Services.  He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and his MBA from the University at Buffalo. About Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation The ECHDC is governed by a nine-member board consisting of seven voting directors and two non-voting, ex-officio directors. The seven voting directors are recommended by the New York State Governor and are appointed by the New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development as sole shareholder of ECHDC. The two nonvoting, ex-officio director positions are held by the Erie County Executive and the City of Buffalo Mayor. As a subsidiary of Empire State Development, the state’s chief economic development agency, the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation supports and promotes the creation of infrastructure and public activities at Canalside, the Ohio Street corridor and the Outer Harbor that is attracting critical mass, private investment and enhance the enjoyment of the waterfront for residents and tourists in Western New York. Its vision is to revitalize Western New York’s waterfront and restore economic growth to Buffalo based on the region’s legacy of pride, urban significance and natural beauty. For more information on ECHDC, visit www.eriecanalharbor.com.   Contacts: Pamm Lent (Governor’s Office) | pamm.lent@esd.ny.gov | (716) 846-8309 Laura Magee (ECHDC) | laura.magee@esd.ny.gov | (716) 846-8239
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Success Story

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 10:08am
The story of DICK’S Sporting Goods —  a national retail chain that employs more than 3,400 people in New York State alone — is one of perseverance and gumption. In 1948, an 18-year-old named Dick Stack was asked by his boss at a local Army surplus store in Binghamton, N.Y., to make a list of items that would lure fishing tackle clientele. That list ultimately inspired Stack to open his own bait-and-tackle shop, that in just 10 years, grew to include sales of sporting equipment; the same mix of items that DICK’S stocks today at more than 720 stores around the country.   Stack’s son, Ed, now runs the business, one that he and his siblings have expanded into a chain across 47 states, with five major distribution centers. The fifth center opened in January 2018 in Broome County, in New York’s Southern Tier, where it all began.  Three months later, in April, Governor Cuomo announced the company will expand at the site, adding its first ever in-house eCommerce fulfillment center. The company sells equipment for nearly every sport — from boxing to swimming, lacrosse to softball — and believes strongly in the values that playing sports instill in kids and adults. Thanks to their distribution centers, that equipment is readily accessible; a key aspect of the sporting goods business, explains George Giacobbe, DICK’S Senior Vice President of Supply Chain. Giacobbe spent 15 years with the New York-based department store chain Lord & Taylor before joining DICK’S as a distribution center manager in Smithton, Pa. “Online and on-site shopping are important to the DICK’S customer,” Giacobbe says, and DICK’S addresses that through its omni-channel approach, offering customers the ability to shop both in-store or online.  The way people shop is ever-evolving, but in the world of sporting goods, customers still love to come into a store to swing a bat or golf club before they buy it,” Giacobbe explains. DICK’S also maintains a robust web presence that caters to their e-commerce and mobile customers. “We are where they want us to be,” Giacobbe adds. Like DICK’S other distribution facilities, the new Broome County center in Conklin prioritizes using the “newest designs and technology to optimally move goods,” Giacobbe notes. “When researching a location for a fifth center, our team found that Conklin was a perfect place because of its business-friendly environment, and the quality and reliability of the workforce.” Plus, he says, “the opportunity to bring jobs to DICK’S hometown” was an exciting aspect of the new location, in the southern part of the county. The Conklin Regional Distribution Center plans to incorporate employee ideas and warehouse processes, including the LEAN program, which enables DICK’S associates to share their ideas with company leadership. Processes include advanced warehouse control systems for workflow management, and put-to-light technology, which uses lighting to expedite sorting for stores and customer orders. A Distribution Center with Roots “We’re a proud employer,” Giacobbe, says, referring to the company’s focus on employees, and its long relationship to New York State. The Southern Tier facility was picked, in part, due to Conklin’s proximity to the I-81 corridor, a primary north-south travel and commuting route, which is “a huge benefit” for the company’s distribution work. In 2015, the Southern Tier was awarded $500 million as part of the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, geared toward helping Upstate cities thrive. Recent Southern Tier projects have focused on growth in areas including agriculture, and quality of life projects such as the Watkins Glen International Speedway, currently undergoing upgrades to attract tourists. The approximately 650,000-square-foot Conklin distribution center occupies 65 acres on a 123-acre site. The center services more than 160 retail stores in the Northeast. Site construction added roughly 350 construction jobs, Giacobbe adds, with local partnerships contributing to the center’s design. The distribution center is pursuing LEED Silver certification, a prominent designation given to green, environmentally friendly design, from the U.S. Green Building Council. To achieve that distinction, the facility is making areas like water conservation a priority with water efficient landscaping, LED interior and exterior lighting, and high-efficiency HVAC units that manage ventilation. To further minimize environmental impact, the facility will make recycling a priority with balers, which can handle recycling for corrugate (for corrugated materials like cardboard, and the bin or packaging itself) and plastic recycling. To help preserve the preexisting landscape, work on the grounds will also incorporate wetland mitigation — the creation or enhancement of wetlands to offset any wetlands that are impacted by the construction. The new eCommerce fulfillment center, at approximately 245,000 square feet, will create additional full-time jobs for a total of more than 500 new, full-time jobs at the site in the next five years. The Hometown Advantage Giacobbe says the company feels a broad commitment to sports, plus a very personal one in the places where it does business.  “We take pride in becoming active members of the community,” he says, and that pride is manifested through company initiatives and support for community athletic programs. The company also cites the developmental benefits of playing sports. “We believe sports build character, increase confidence, motivate kids to stay in school and aim for higher education,” Giacobbe adds. To that end, both DICK'S and The DICK'S Foundation have made a $50 million multi-year commitment to provide funding to youth sports teams. Those resources go to youth sports leagues and teams, as well as to The Foundation’s Sports Matter program, which focuses on the team- and confidence-building aspects of sports. “We have helped over 1,800 teams and raised awareness” about the value of sports, Giacobbe adds. DICK’S also offers a digital platform, Team Sports HQ, for sports league management. It includes mobile apps that can be used for scheduling, live scorekeeping, specialized uniforms and a central location to access information on sponsorship and donations to provide teams nationwide with the resources they need. Giacobbe explains that, today, DICK’S is about catering to the needs of the 21st century customer. “Customers should be able to shop any way and anywhere they want,” which is why DICK’S is focused on a distribution model that gets the goods to wherever players are out on the field. And, bringing the company’s fifth distribution center back to its home turf will honor the list that founder Dick Stack made, back in 1948; one that is still growing today. For more information on the distribution industry in New York State, contact Gio Holmquist at Distribution@esd.ny.gov or (518) 292-5200.
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Press Release

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 2:04pm
Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that Canadian firm BizXL Solutions has opened a second location in New York State. The management consulting firm has selected Rochester as its US Headquarters, and today officially opened its new office in Rochester, Monroe County.  Because of the support from the state, the international company plans to hire up to 43 full-time employees over the next five years to work at its North Clinton Avenue location. Helping companies establish and grow their business in the region is a central part of the regionally designed Finger Lakes Forward economic development plan. Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, “Global companies like BizXL are choosing to be part of the economic resurgence taking place across the Finger Lakes. BizXL has selected Rochester as its new home and they'll be a great addition to the local economy -- creating good paying jobs, and building on the region’s forward momentum.” BizXL Solutions is a management consulting firm that works to improve end to end business performance and enterprise risk management for companies in the financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and start-ups. The company’s Total Business Excellence [TBE™] system helps transform businesses into customer and market responsive high performing organizations. Besides its Rochester location, the company maintains operations in New York city and in Toronto. “We are excited to have Rochester as our US headquarters and our second office in the state of New York. We appreciate the enthusiastic support from Empire State Development Group, City of Rochester, Monroe County and other local bodies. We are happy to bring our unique “Total Business Excellence (TBE ™)” approach to support local companies reinvent their operating models and be more relevant and sustainable. We are looking forward to partnering with the state, city and county officials in making contributions to the economic development of Upstate NY and the Northeast,” said Chander Sharma, BizXL Founder and Managing Partner. “Together with the offices in Toronto and New York City, the new office will enable us to create a cohesive service network and further strengthen our capabilities in this region. The decision to expand our presence into the Rochester area was a logical step in our business growth strategy. The rich and diverse talent from leading colleges and universities along with the support from Empire State Development Group and other local bodies enabled our decision of making Rochester our US Headquarters and the second office in the state of New York,” said Subhas Mukhopadkyay, BizXL Managing Partner. Empire State Development assisted the company with opening its new Rochester location by providing up to $700,000 through the Excelsior Jobs Tax Credit initiative in exchange for job creation commitments. The company will invest a total of $730,000 to equip its new location in the city. State Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle said, “This announcement is yet another example of industry-leading international companies choosing Rochester as the best place to locate and grow their business and further validates our region’s economic reemergence. Most importantly, BizXL’s expansion in Rochester will create new exciting job opportunities with good wages that will continue to strengthen and diversify our local economy.” State Senator Joe Robach said, "I’d like to welcome BizXL to Rochester as they have chosen to make our community their US headquarters. Certainly, our region’s legacy of innovation and second to none workforce made Rochester a natural choice for BizXL. This investment in our area will lead to the creation of jobs and help to continue to move our economy forward." “I am happy to welcome BizXL Solutions to Downtown Rochester,” said Mayor Lovely A. Warren. “I want to thank the managing partners of BizXL Solutions for believing in the vitality of our city and for investing in our community. I am also grateful to Governor Cuomo and Empire State Development for helping to bring these jobs to Rochester through Finger Lakes Forward and helping us achieve our goals of creating more jobs, safer, more vibrant neighborhoods and better educational opportunities for our citizens.” For more information on BizXL and its services, click here. Accelerating Finger Lakes Forward  Today’s announcement complements “Finger Lakes Forward,” the region’s comprehensive blueprint to generate robust economic growth and community development. The State has already invested more than $5.2 billion in the region since 2012 to lay the groundwork for the plan – investing in key industries including photonics, agriculture‎ and food production, and advanced manufacturing. Today, unemployment is down to the lowest levels since before the Great Recession; personal and corporate income taxes are down; and businesses are choosing places like Rochester, Batavia and Canandaigua as a destination to grow and invest in. Now, the region is accelerating Finger Lakes Forward with a $500 million State investment through the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, announced by Governor Cuomo in December 2015. The State’s $500 million investment will incentivize private business to invest well over $2.5 billion – and the region’s plan, as submitted, projects up to 8,200 new jobs. More information is available here. ​     Contact: Shari Voorhees-Vincent | Shari.Voorhees-Vincent@esd.ny.gov | (585) 399-7055 Press Office | pressoffice@esd.ny.gov | (800) 260-7313  
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Press Release

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) Board of Directors met today and announced that world-famous artist Robert Indiana’s work “NUMBERS ONE through ZERO” will be installed on temporary exhibition on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor.  The 10 eight-foot-high COR-TEN steel sculptures, weighing close to 2,000 pounds apiece, will be placed at Wilkeson Pointe in early June and on loan until October 2019. The board approved a contract with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (AKAG) which will facilitate the loan and exhibition of this monumental work of public art.  See pictures of the sculptures here. “Just as the Outer Harbor, thanks to Governor Cuomo, is now open to all, we think that public art should be accessible to all,” said Empire State Development Senior Vice President Christopher Schoepflin. “Wilkeson Pointe is the perfect place to display these iconic works by Robert Indiana.  By partnering with a renowned institution such as the Albright-Knox we are both expanding the public’s interaction with art, and activating the Outer Harbor to bring more people to the waterfront to enjoy its natural beauty.” “We are thrilled to partner with ECHDC to bring these extraordinary works by one of America’s foremost artists into the public realm,” said Albright-Knox Deputy Director, Dr. Joe Lin-Hill.  “This summer the museum will present a major retrospective of Indiana’s sculptural work, and this installation at the Outer Harbor allows us to share that exhibition in the wider community through the AK Public Art Initiative.” These works of art will enhance the millions of dollars of investment at the Outer Harbor and the public’s appreciation of the newly activated property. Wilkeson Pointe is an ideal location, as it has ample space to accommodate Indiana’s work while maintaining public access and allowing for the Outer Harbor Management Group to continue to program the space with fun public events and activities. “NUMBERS ONE through ZERO” will enhance the landscape and serve as an exciting backdrop at Wilkeson Pointe, one of the Outer Harbor’s most popular and active public spaces. AKAG is an internationally renowned art institution that has an established public art initiative in Erie County, which places artwork throughout the community, including the famous Shark Girl at Canalside.  The Albright-Knox is facilitating the loan of Robert Indiana’s “NUMBERS ONE through ZERO” to ECHDC and will provide ECHDC with institutional knowledge and support about the project.  The project costs will be direct expenses related to the installation, maintenance, and deinstallation of the sculptures.  The AKAG will not receive a fee associated with the project; nor is there a fee associated with the loan of the artwork.  The Wilkeson Pointe installation coincides with the exhibition Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery this summer. For more information on “NUMBERS ONE through ZERO,” visit Robert Indiana’s website. The ECHDC Board also approved a $480,000 contract to Dixon Schwabl, Inc. for the development of a new website to serve as a “one stop shop” for Canalside and the Outer Harbor and development of a Buffalo “waterfront” umbrella brand to help support the individual Canalside and Outer Harbor brand identities.  As key locales on Buffalo’s waterfront continue to grow in the coming years with exciting new development and activities, it is important that both Canalside and the Outer Harbor can be identified together with a singular, over-arching “waterfront” brand and visual identity.  In addition, a single “waterfront” online presence will be developed to better inform the public of events and projects, draw more tourism, and start building more awareness of Buffalo’s waterfront, particularly the Outer Harbor which lags behind Canalside in terms of awareness. Dixon Schwabl is a full-service, women-owned marketing firm with more than 30 years of experience in branding, advertising, design, strategy, research, PR and digital services.  The new website and brand is expected to launch in spring 2019.  The funding source for both contracts is the New York Power Authority relicensing agreement. About Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation  The ECHDC is governed by a nine-member board consisting of seven voting directors and two non-voting, ex-officio directors. The seven voting directors are recommended by the New York State Governor and are appointed by the New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development as sole shareholder of ECHDC. The two nonvoting, ex-officio director positions are held by the Erie County Executive and the City of Buffalo Mayor. As a subsidiary of Empire State Development, the state’s chief economic development agency, the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation supports and promotes the creation of infrastructure and public activities at Canalside, the Ohio Street corridor and the Outer Harbor that is attracting critical mass, private investment and enhance the enjoyment of the waterfront for residents and tourists in Western New York. Its vision is to revitalize Western New York’s waterfront and restore economic growth to Buffalo based on the region’s legacy of pride, urban significance and natural beauty. For more information on ECHDC, visit www.eriecanalharbor.com.       Contacts: Pamm Lent (Governor’s Office) | pamm.lent@esd.ny.gov | (716) 846-8309 Laura Magee (ECHDC) | laura.magee@esd.ny.gov | (716) 846-8239
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Public Notice

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
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Board Meeting

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 11:00am
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Board Meeting

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:30am
 With videoconferencing to: Empire State Development 633 Third Avenue – 36th Floor Conference Room A New York, NY 10017
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Public Notice

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:00am
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