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Company Overview of The New York State Urban Development Corporation

Company Overview

The New York State Urban Development Corporation, doing business as Empire State Development Corporation, is an economic development agency that offers financial and technical assistance programs to large and small businesses. The institution promotes business investment and job creation, downtown development, industrial development, minority business development, university research and development, and planning and special projects through the issue of tax-exempt and non-tax exempt bonds. It provides entrepreneurial assistance, minority and women owned business enterprise certification, empowerment zone program, economic development zone program, business ombudsman services, and linked dep...

633 3rd Avenue

36th Floor

Conference Room A

New York, NY 10017

United States

Founded in 1968

Phone:

212-803-3100

Fax:

212-803-3735

Key Executives for The New York State Urban Development Corporation

Chief Executive Officer, President and Commissioner
Age: 56
Chief of Staff
Western New York Regional Director
Regional Director of Southern Tier
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

The New York State Urban Development Corporation Key Developments

The New York State Urban Development Corporation Presents at Capital Link's New York Maritime Forum, Sep-13-2016 12:35 PM

The New York State Urban Development Corporation Presents at Capital Link's New York Maritime Forum, Sep-13-2016 12:35 PM. Venue: Metropolitan Club, One East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022-1054, United States. Speakers: Howard A. Zemsky, Chief Executive Officer, President and Commissioner.

Empire State Development Appoints Donna Howell as Regional Director of the Southern Tier

Empire State Development announced the appointment of Donna Howell as Regional Director of the Southern Tier. In her new position, Ms. Howell, who previously served as Region Manager in the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, will work under the leadership of ESD President, CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky, managing daily operations of the Southern Tier office in Binghamton and promoting economic development policies that will attract and retain businesses and create jobs in the region. Additionally, Ms. Howell will serve as Executive Director of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council (STREDC), where she will assist in coordinating the Council's activities and implementing the region's strategic plan. In her former role as Region Manager for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Ms. Howell led the State of Illinois' business outreach and economic development efforts for an eleven-county region in East Central Illinois.

Empire State Development Announces Executive Changes

Empire State Development announced that Christopher J. Schoepflin, who currently serves as president of USA Niagara Development Corporation (USAN), will oversee the Western New York regional office. As the new Western New York Regional Director, Mr. Schoepflin will work under the leadership of President, CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky, managing daily operations of the Western New York office in Buffalo and promoting economic development practices that both retain and attract businesses and create jobs in the region. In addition, Mr. Schoepflin will lead the Buffalo Billion initiative and serve as Executive Director of the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council, where he will assist in coordinating the Council's activities and implementing the region's Strategic Plan. He will replace Christina Orsi, who previously held the position and has taken a position at the University at Buffalo as associate vice president for economic development. Mr. Schoepflin will also continue overseeing USAN.

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