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November 13, 2017
"The downtown revitalization initiative, we're in our second year, do you continue to see that moving forward  where we will be going through this effort year after year in regards to investing in these communities," asked Assemblymember John McDonald of Howard Zemsky, President & CEO and Commissioner of the NYS Department of Economic Development and NYS Empire State Development. The question was posed at a public hearing to examine the effectiveness of economic development programs that leverage state funds to translate technology advancements into viable long-term business development and economic growth. PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE