Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Economic Development
February 16, 2022
9:30 a.m.


Hope Knight
Commissioner, New York State Department of Economic Development and President & CEO, Empire State Development

Jeanette Moy
Acting Commissioner, NYS Office of General Services

Mara Manus
Executive Director, New York State Council on the Arts

Michael Kink
Executive Director, Strong Economy for All Coalition

Pat Garofalo
Director of State & Local Policy, American Economic Liberties Project

Ron Deutsch
Executive Director, New Yorker for Fiscal Fairness

Dr. Art Rolnick, PhD
Associate Economist, University of Minnesota

Greg LeRoy
Executive Director, Good Jobs First

Jose Gonzalez
Senior Director, New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals

Michael Sandmel
Campaign Organizer, New Economy Project

Melinda Mack
Executive Director, New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals

Josh Kellermann
Director of Public Policy, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)

Paul Zuber
Executive Vice President, The Business Council

Marc Alessi
Executive Director, Business Incubator Association of NYS

Rebecca Miller
Legislative Director, CWA District 1

Tamara Keshecki
Board Member, New York Independent Venue Association

Erika Sanger
Executive Director, Museum Association of New York

Andrew Rigie
Executive Director, New York City Hospitality Alliance

Melissa Fleischut
President & CEO, NYS Restaurant Association

John Ford
President, Motion Picture Studio Mechanics Local 52 IATSE

Robert A. Halmi
President and CEO, Great Point Studios, LLC

Debby Goedeke
Albany County Film Commissioner, Film Albany

John Scheib
President, Scheib Associates, Inc.

Steve Newman
Former Chairman, NYS/NYRA Franchise Oversight Board

Marc Paulhus
Horse Racing Specialist, PETA

Written Testimony
Alliance for Quality Education

Center for Family Life

Dance NYC

Godspeed Horse Hostel



Music Workers Alliance

NYS CDFI Coalition, Community Development Financial Institutions

NYS Economic Development Council

New Yorkers for Clean Livable and Safe Streets

New Yorkers for Culture and Arts

NFIB, National Federation of Independent Business

NYS Horse Racing by the Numbers

Peaceful Acres

Regina Opera Company

Reinvent Albany

Sane Energy

Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy

Mohamed Attia
Managing Director of the Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center

Metropolitan Opera