CNR Hosts Regional Economic Development Meeting
The College of New Rochelle hosted local business and community leaders for the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council Meeting on June 29, 2012. Last summer, Governor Cuomo created 10 Regional Councils – one for each section of the state. The purpose of the Council is to develop long-term strategic plans for economic growth for the region. A key component of Governor Cuomo’s transformative approach to economic development, these councils are public-private partnerships made up of local experts and stakeholders from business, academia, local government, and non-government organizations.
Before the meeting started, CNR President Huntington formally welcomed the group to the College. “The work of the Economic Development Council is critically important to all of us doing business in the mid-Hudson region,” said President Huntington.
“Higher education, like many other industries, will be challenged over the next 10 years like never before in our history by a variety of forces – the economy among them. There is so much synergy between the issues you as a Council are dealing with and those that impact us directly. We too recently launched a collaborative strategic planning process to identify the goals and objectives that will provide new, creative and innovative ways of educating and providing services to our students so that they may be successful in the 21st century. The issues and challenges that you are addressing and the goals you have identified in your strategic plan will clearly benefit business throughout the mid-Hudson region.”
Pictured above (l-r): Leonard S. Schleifer M.D. P.h.D., President & CEO of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and The College of New Rochelle President Judith Huntington