Gertler nominated to lead Empire State Development
Aug 19, 2019 11:28 pm
Ryan Whalen of New York State of Politics reports that Gov. Andrew Cuomo nominated U.S. News & World Report Executive Chairperson Eric Gertler as president and CEO of Empire State Development, New York State’s lead economic development agency. Gertler would replace Howard Zemsky, who announced in May he was leaving the post. For the past year, Gertler has been on the Empire State Development board. "I have boundless faith in the economic potential of New York State, and I look forward to supporting Governor Cuomo in further strengthening our dynamic economy for this and future generations,” Gertler said. “As we continue to attract business investment, stimulate new industry, reinforce our existing infrastructure and invest in workforce development, we will build on New York State’s legacy as one of the nation’s most decisive economic engines.” Read more about this story at New York State of Politics.