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March 9, 2011

New ESDC chair named: (female) technology executive from upstate

Atlantic Yards Report

Balancing Empire State Development Corporation CEO Ken Adams, a male Brooklynite with an experience running business organizations, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has named a female upstate resident who heads a technology firm to be the agency's chair.

A press released issued Monday was headlined Governor Cuomo Announces Nomination to Empire State Development Corporation

Albany, NY (March 7, 2011)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the nomination of Julie Shimer to Chair the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC).

Julie Shimer is joining a first-class team of economic development leaders including Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy and Empire State Development Corporation President Kenneth Adams," Governor Cuomo said. "Her extensive experience in the upstate and downstate business communities will be essential to the reconstruction of New York's economy. Attracting and retaining business in New York is job number one, and Julie and the rest of the ESDC team will work tirelessly to make that happen."

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Posted by eric at March 9, 2011 12:10 PM