2023 NYSEDC Economic Development Conference
2023 NYSEDC Economic Development Conference
March 1 - 2, 2023
Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY
NYSEDC will issue a full refund for cancelations received prior to February 10, 2023.
After February 10, 2023 NO REFUND will be given.
Event Location + Hotel Information
Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY 12207
NYSEDC Rate - Starting at $179 per night - Room Block Expires 1.29.23
TO BOOK YOUR OVERNIGHT STAY - You will receive a link to the Room Block at Hilton Albany after completing your event registration. If you don't receive your registration receipt , please check your spam filter or junk mail or email Wa'Kena Jackson.
Wa'Kena Jackson or call 518-426-4058
"PREPARE, GROW, ATTRACT"
Wednesday, March 1
Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Keynote Speaker
Introduction - Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Albany County Executive Dan McCoy
Opening remarks: Ryan Silva, Executive Director, New York State Economic Development
Morning Keynote Session
- Legislative Update
- Speakers - To Be Announced
Refreshment Break - Sponsored by Utica IDA
Morning Breakout Sessions - Sponsored by LaBella Associates
GROW: TRACK SESSION - How to Use Economic Development Tools to Grow Your Housing Stock
Moderator: Scott LaMountain, Program Director, CDBG Economic Development at NYS Homes and Community Renewal
ATTRACT: TRACK SESSION - Marketing & Public Affairs: How to communicate, position your community, and engage community stakeholders to create successful outcomes.
Your organization's marketing and communications strategy is vital to getting the word out to internal and external stakeholders. What story are you telling and how are you telling it? In this session, participants will learn about how to create a diverse marketing and public relations strategy that supports your economic development initiatives, builds stakeholder relationships, and delivers results.
Moderator: To be announced
Afternoon Breakout Sessions - Sponsored by The Agency
PREPARE: TRACK SESSION - Clean Energy Economic Development
Clean energy industries generate hundreds of billions in economic activity, and are expected to continue to grow rapidly in the coming years. There is tremendous economic opportunity for nations and states that invent, manufacture and export clean energy technologies. This session will highlight promising clean energy sectors, outlook and trends for 2023, strategic investments to attract the clean energy supply chain to NY, and leveraging clean energy to accelerate economic growth.
Moderator: Kevin Hale, Director, Utility Affairs and Strategic Partnerships, NYSERDA
GROW: TRACK SESSION - How to create a DEI Plan and make an impact in you community
Moderator: Trish Wilson, Senior Program Manager for Economic Development, New York Power Authority
- Jason Golub, Partner, True Search
- Juanna Rodgers Senior Vice President of Racial Equity and Social Impact, Center State CEO
- Tamika D Otis, KABOD Consulting Group LLC
ATTRACT: TRACK SESSION - To be announced
Afternoon Refreshment Break - Exhibition Space - Sponsored by C&S Companies
Afternoon Breakout Sessions - Sponsored by Farrell Fritz PC
PREPARE: TRACK SESSION - IDA Best Practices: Using Data, Benefit Cost Analysis and Updating your UTEP To Maximize Economic Impact
Moderator: Rachel Baranello, Attorney, Harris Beach, PLLC
GROW: TRACK SESSION - Empire State Development - Tools to Support Small Business, Technology Development & the Innovation Economy
Moderator: Alison Kabir, Vice President, Policy, Operations at Empire State Development
ATTRACT: TRACK SESSION - New York Loves Biotech - Opportunities for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Life Science Sector
Moderator: Mary Bartlett, NY Bio Association
- Deborah Novick, Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Westchester County Economic Development
- Clint Rubin, PhD, Director of the Center for Biotechnology and a SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University
- Michelle Lewis, PhD, Executive Director, Stack Family Center for Biopharmaceutical Education and Training (CBET)
Afternoon - Keynote Speaker
- Hope Knight, President and CEO, Empire State Development
General Session - Sponsored by Barclay Damon, LLP
Meet the Strategic Business Development Team at Empire State Development (ESD)
The Strategic Business Division at Empire State Development is the group of industry specialists that closely manages the State's relationship with key strategic clusters to encourage growth and attract investment and jobs from employers around the world. The strategic business division team has worked with local economic developers to attract new companies or help lead expansion efforts from companies such as Micron, Regeneron, Roche, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Dick’s Sporting Goods, American Express, GlobalFoundries, GE, Guardian Glass, and Nucor Steel. This session will introduce the entire Strategic Business Team and provide attendees the opportunity to learn about the strategic approach New York is taking to grow critical segments of our state economy.
- Allison Argust, Director, Industry Development
- Patricia Bayley, Vice President, Digital & New Media Development
- Richard (RJ) Ball, Senior Director, Industry Development - Buffalo
- Jennifer Waters, Senior Director, Industry Development
- James Kostenblatt, Senior Director, Industry Development
- Stefan Fleming, Director, Industry Development - Rochester
- Steven Gold, Vice President, Industry Development
- Michael Morse, Vice President, Industry Development
- David Whipple, Director of Industry Development
Thursday, March 2
Refreshment Break - Exhibition Space - Sponsored by Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
Morning Plenary Session
Site Selectors Panel
New York State is always competing to attract the industries and the jobs of tomorrow. To remain competitive, we need to continue to invest in sites, communities, people, and our workforce. Hear from industry leaders about what companies are looking for, which communities are landing new projects, and how communities are leveraging data to effectively promote the assets they have.
Speakers To Be Announced
Morning Breakout Sessions
PREPARE: TRACK SESSION - Prevailing Wage Update
As part of the final 2020 budget passed in New York, a prevailing wage mandate would be applied to private funded projects that received 30% of the total construction project costs from public funding. The new law was set to take affect January 1, 2022. Hear from industry experts and state leaders updates on the implementation of the law and the impact it will have on economic development efforts across New York State.
GROW: TRACK SESSION - The State of New York State Workforce Development
ATTRACT: TRACK SESSION - What to Expect When You're Expecting a Chip Fab - Exploring the Local, Regional, and Statewide Impact of Micron and other Semiconductor Projects
- Andy Whitworth, Director, Exyte
- Joseph Dragone, Ph.D. Senior Executive Officer, Capital Region BOCES
- Speaker - To be announced
Next Steps for the Climate Leadership Climate Protection Plan (CLCPA)
The Climate Action Council (CAC), responsible for developing a scoping plan to reduce New York's greenhouse gas emissions, voted in December 2022 to approve the plan, which will attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2040. As the regulatory phase begins, hear from agency leaders who will be involved in crafting regulations and making investments in clean energy projects and how it will impact economic development across New York State.
Moderator: Matt Hamilton, Vice President, Marathon Strategies