June 21 Business Forum to Examine Economic Development Initiatives Under Governor Cuomo

— Guest Speaker is Kenneth Adams, President and CEO, Empire State Development
and Commissioner, NYS Department of Economic Development —

Presentation on economic development initiatives under Governor Cuomo by Kenneth Adams,
president and CEO, Empire State Development and commissioner, New York State Department of Economic Development.

Free and open to the public, but seating is limited. The public should RSVP by June 19 one of three ways: email Business.Forum@qc.cuny.edu, call (718) 997-2927 or register online at http://www.qc.cuny.edu/businessforumrsvp. Complimentary parking is available. For directions, go to http://www.qc.cuny.edu/directions. Breakfast will be served.
Media should RSVP to maria.matteo@qc.cuny.edu or joanne.rodes@qc.cuny.edu.

A table reserved for the media will be located immediately to the right of the entrance.

Friday, June 21, 2013, 8–10 am

Queens College, Student Union, Fourth Floor Ballroom

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Background: Kenneth Adams is president and CEO of Empire State Development (ESD) and commissioner of the New York State Department of Economic Development. Serving in these capacities since his appointment in 2011, he has worked to promote economic practices that will both attract business and create jobs throughout the state. He also works closely with Lieutenant Governor Robert J. Duffy to implement the Regional Economic Development Councils across the state.

Mr. Adams came to ESD from the Business Council of New York State, the state’s leading business association, where he had been president and CEO since 2006. He led the organization in its mission of creating “economic growth, good jobs and strong communities across New York State.” The Business Council represents nearly 2,500 member businesses, chambers of commerce, and professional and trade associations, which employ a total of more than one million New Yorkers.

Launched in 2005, the QC Business Forum brings together the business community, local government, academia, and students to provide an opportunity for town and gown to interact. Influential leaders in a number of fields serve as keynote speakers at its breakfast and lunchtime lectures, touching on issues vital to the local business community.

For more about Queens College visit http://www.qc.cuny.edu/Pages/default.aspx

Contact: Phyllis Cohen Stevens
Deputy Director of News Services

Maria Matteo
Assistant Director of News Services