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November 13, 2017
"I wanted to talk a little bit about, you had one of your topics here, the Economic Impact of Innovation and, of course, Centers for Advanced Technology, Centers of Excellence, things of that nature… with what's going on on the federal level and the proposed federal budget, what's your concern about that," asked Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Small Business, of Howard Zemsky, President & CEO and Commissioner of the NYS Dept. 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