Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Economic Development

January 29, 2010

New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell will hold a joint budget hearing focused on economic development Monday, February 1, 2010.
When: February 1 @ 9:30 A.M.
Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building
Expected to Testify:
            Empire State Development Corp., Dennis Mullen, Chairman & CEO
            NYS Foundation for Science, Technology & Innovation, Edward Reinfurt, Executive Director
            NYS Business Council, Kenneth Adams, President & CEO
            NYS Economic Development Council, Brian McMahon, Executive Director
            Fiscal Policy Institute, James Parrott, Deputy Director/Chief Economist
            University at Buffalo Center of Excellence, Marnie LaVigne, Director of Business Development
            University at Albany College of Nanoscale Science  & Engineering, Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, Senior Vice-President & CEO
            Excell Partners Inc/University of Rochester, Theresa Mazzullo, CEO
            NY Biotechnology Association, Nathan Tinker, Executive Director
            Harter, Secrest & Emery, LLP, John Jennings, Attorney
            Panel in Support of Film Production Tax Credit                              
            Village of Freeport, Andrew Hardwick, Mayor & Douglas L. Thomas, Special Counsel
            City of Amsterdam, Ann M. Thane, Mayor
            NY Wine & Grape Foundation, Peter Saltonstall, Chairman of the Board
NYS Liquor Store Association, Beth Endres, Liquor Store Owner & Will Ouweleen, Winery Owner & Gregory Gorea, UFCW & Dan Sisto, Chairman of LEADD
            NYS Hospitality & Tourism Association, Jan Chesterton, Vice-President
NYS Theatre Institute, Patricia Snyder, Director & David Morris,Chairman & John Romeo, Teacher/Artist
NYS Community Development Financial Institution, Hillary Lamishaw, Executive Director & Kim Jacobs, Executive Directo, Community Capital Resources
            MicrobizNY, Trevor Davis, Coordinator
            Broadway Stages, Tony Argento, Owner
            UnyTech, Richard Honen, Member
            Hunger Action Network, Andreas Kriefall, Upstate Director
Hearing will be streamed live online at
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