Harlem’s Sheena Wright, President & CEO, Abyssinian Development Corp., and Kenneth Knuckles, President & CEO, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation in Harlem were recently appointed to the recently launched New York City Economic Development Council. The New York City Regional Council, led by Matthew Goldstein and Kenneth Chenault, will drive local economic development and improve business climate statewide.
The NYC Regional EDC is charged to redesign the relationship between the state government and businesses to stimulate regional economic development and create jobs statewide. The Regional Councils represent a fundamental shift in the state’s approach to economic development, from a top-down development model to a community-based approach that emphasizes regions’ unique assets, harnesses local expertise, and empowers each region to set plans and priorities.
For more information on the NYC EDC, please visit: governor.ny.gov