The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council announced three new members yesterday. Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc. President and CEO Matthew K. Enstice, Niagara Partnership President and CEO Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, and Blackstone Business Enterprises Inc. President Michael Metzger filled vacancies on council.
The council will also hold a meeting today, August 20, in Niagara Falls at the Conference and Events Center Niagara Falls, Cascades Ballroom in Niagara Falls at 1 p.m.
The meeting is open to the public and will include an overview of the Consolidated Funding Application scoring process and 2013 progress report, work group updates, state agency resource team community outreach report and a Buffalo Billion update.
The Regional Economic Development Council initiative (REDC) is a public-private partnership composed of local experts and stakeholders from business, academia, local government, and non-governmental organizations. The Regional Councils were created by the Cuomo administration to redefine the way New York invests in jobs and economic growth by putting in place a community-based, bottom up approach and establishing a competitive process for state resources.
For more information on the regional councils, visit www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov.