May 15, 2012: Warren M. Anderson Legislative Breakfast Series: “Issues in Economic Development,” Assembly Parlor Room, 3rd Floor, NYS Capitol, from 8:00 to 9:00 AM. Admission is free. CLE provided.
Local Development Corporations (LDC’s): Municipalities are increasingly creating LDC’s to act “on behalf of the municipality” to promote projects and economic development. The State Comptroller and Authority Budget Office have been challenged to keep track of the growth in LDC’s and the scope of their responsibilities. This program will examine the role of LDC’s, their success, and their place in the regulatory scheme.
May 16, 2012: Promoting Sustainable Development (Using the Public Authority Model). At the UN’s Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium in New York City from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. Admission is free.
The United Nations is evaluating approaches to enhance infrastructure in developing nations. The public authority model in the United States has proven successful in accessing private sector capital and assembling the expertise necessary to promote economic development and infrastructure. On May 16, the Government Law Center at Albany Law School, in conjunction with the United Nations Academic Impact Initiative, will host a program on sustainability and the role of public authorities.