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Report: Next Governor Needs to be Part Economic Developer

June 10, 2010

Business Review (Albany)

The next governor of New York is going to have to focus on economic development “almost on a daily level,” according to a new report released by the New York State Economic Development Council.

“I know it sounds so very obvious, but you can have all the great economic development programs in the world, but if you don’t have great leadership they’re not going to be very effective,” said Brian McMahon, the council’s director. The council has more than 900 members, including public- and private-sector economic development organizations.

The report, “Leadership for Jobs,” was compiled and written during the past two months. It was sent to gubernatorial candidates Democrat Andrew Cuomo and Republican Rick Lazio yesterday.

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