Howard Zemsky

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Awards have been announced in the ninth round of New York state Regional Economic Development Council funding.

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Awards were announced today at the Capital Center in Albany for the eighth round of Regional Economic Development Council funding.

Howard Zemsky, CEO of Empire State Development
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The head of Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s economic development programs say he doesn’t think federal corruption trials now taking place will have any effect on some of the projects.

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New York state’s top economic development official says a plan in Congress to eliminate the historic tax credit program would harm efforts to revitalize cities in New York.

Economic Development Hearing In New York Gets Heated

Nov 13, 2017
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Testimony at an Assembly hearing Monday grew heated as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s economic development chair defended some faltering job creation programs. Empire State Development Chair Howard Zemsky also signaled the state may be backing away from a key program to give tax break to start up entrepreneurs.

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The CEO of Legoland’s parent company was in Orange County today, to announce that the theme park will open in 2020 in Goshen. Also there was New York’s economic development czar, who says the state will contribute millions of dollars more to the project.

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New York Governor Cuomo’s economic development chair was grilled by state lawmakers at a budget hearing Wednesday, as some of the programs are embroiled in a corruption scandal that’s led to charges against several former associates of the governor.

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Political and private sector leaders from around the state are spending three days at the Capitol, making their best case to win a share of $1.5 billion dollars in economic development monies for their region. Critics have called the competition the “hunger games,” because, under the rules, three regions will win, but four others will lose out on the funds.

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State officials joined economic developers and company CEO's on a Wednesday bus tour of some of the Capital Region's current economic development projects.