NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli was this month's speaker at the March General Membership Luncheon at the Crowne Plaza Suffern. He discussed state and local issues.
The RBA Table: Ed Ortiz, Orange & Rockland Utilities (SPONSOR); Hector May, Executive Compensation Planners; Rockland County Executive Ed Day; Al Samuels, President/CEO, Rockland Business Association; NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli; Burt Steinberg, Retail Consultant and RBA Chairman; Dr. Cliff Wood, Rockland Community College and Tom Brizzolara, Orange & Rockland Utilities
I trust you are all aware of the exceptional showing Rockland made in the most recent round of economic development grants awarded under the Governor’s CFA process.
Seventeen Rockland entities were awarded funds for 19 projects totaling almost $17 million. Four of those projects were considered Priority Projects by the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council and were so confirmed by the State. One of those projects was the Anellotech project at the Pfizer campus.
Anellotech is investing $20 million in a 21st century bio process that takes non-food waste products out of the waste stream and turns them into useful products. And, the company is planning to expand its scientific and engineering workforce as a result. These are high-level, high-paying positions, many of which are going to Rocklanders. These are the R&D jobs of the future and they are here now.
But, there are people who would deny us the opportunity to become a leading community in the new world of high-tech, bio research and development. People who are fearful of the new technologies and are unwilling, or unable, to accept the findings of organizations they themselves had asked for input.
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ARC of Rockland receives CQL accreditation
General Membership Luncheon Networking
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The Sandler Institute opens in Rockland
Energy policy and investment policies require state leadership to set priorities
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