Thompson To Host Strategic Economic Roundtable

Antoine M Thompson

July 17, 2008

Identifying Solutions and Alternatives to Stimulating the Local and Regional Economies


Buffalo, NY- Antoine M. Thompson, New York State Senator (D-60, Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties), announced a roundtable regarding strategies for improving the Western New York economy, scheduled for Friday, July 25th from 10:00am until 12 noon at the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, located at 25 Nottingham Ct.

The roundtable is an opportunity for Western New Yorkers from residents to those in the private and public sectors to express their ideas and to identify solutions and alternatives to stimulating the regional economy.

Serving as keynote speaker and moderator is Ms. Kathryn Wylde, President & CEO of the Partnership for New York City. It is a non-profit membership organization comprised of leaders from New York City’s top corporate, investment and entrepreneurial firms that are committed to working closely with government, labor and the nonprofit sector to enhance the economy by focusing on research, policy formulation and issue advocacy at the city, state and federal levels. Through its affiliate, the New York City Investment Fund, the Partnership directly invests in economic development projects in all five boroughs of the city.

“I would like to thank Kathryn for her assistance; her 25 years of leadership have played an intricate role in New York City’s commercial and residential resurgence. I look forward to her sharing some of her invaluable experience with us to help jumpstart the Western New York economy,” stated Senator Thompson.

This event is open to the public and to the media.

WHO: Hon. Antoine M. Thompson, NYS Senator, 60th District; Kathryn Wylde, President & CEO of The Partnership for New York City; Niagara County Chamber of Commerce; the Black Chamber of Commerce; and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

WHAT: “Strategies for the Western New York Economy”

WHEN: Friday, July 25, 2008 from 10:00am-12:00pm

WHERE: Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Ct. Buffalo, NY 14216 

WHY: To propose and identify opportunities, alternatives, and solutions to improving the Western New York economy.