June 7, 2012 – Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council Strategic Plan Implementation Follow Up, CFA’s, and Round Two, Kevin McLaughlin

Speaker:
Kevin McLaughlin, regional director of the Empire State Development (ESD) Southern Tier

Description:
Kevin McLaughlin, regional director of the Empire State Development (ESD) Southern Tier, will present an update and overview of the economic development initiatives and activities related to the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council’s 2012 Strategic Plan. He will also discuss new information regarding the second round of the NYS Regional Economic Development Councils’ planning process, and present a call for more projects that might be considered for the region’s Consolidated Funding Application (CFA).

PowerPoint:
“Southern Tier Regional Council 2011-2012 Strategic Plan”

Location:
Binghamton University

Present:
Guest Speaker, Kevin McLaughlin (Empire State Development (ESD) Southern Tier)
Attendees, Lisa Altman (Binghamton University), Charles Aswad, MD, Beniam Awash (Binghamton University), Peggy Benz, Paul Blythe Sr. (PAB Consulting), Scott Bowen (Binghamton University), Joanne Corey, Stephen Day (McKinney Real Estate, Inc.), James Donovan (Willow Run Foods), John Duncan, Donna Fish, David Gdovin (Diamond Visionics), Merry Harris (City of Binghamton), James Haugli (DCMO BOCES), John Hayek (Southern Tier Opportunity Coalition), Janet Herzog (Broome Community College), Michael Jacobson (Public Archaeology Facility), Steve Johnson (Riger, A Marketing Communications Company), Merwyn Jones (Binghamton University), Thomas Kowalik (Binghamton University), Cathy Leonard (NYS Dept. of Labor), Chris Marshall, Ade McGregor, Marv Meissner (SUNYIT), C. Michael Mercincavage (Binghamton University), Alan Michaels (Industry Building Blocks), Kevin Millar (Village of Owego), Cheryl Monachino (Binghamton University), Debra Morello (Broome Community College), Vincent Pasquale (Binghamton University), Liz Richard (CORE), Glenda Roberts (SUNY Delhi), Gerald Serbonich (Stantec), Ches Spencer (Town of Nichols), Deborah Tyksinski (SUNYIT), Qiong Wang (PAB Consulting), Gerri Wiley

Reports/Discussion

  • T. Kowalik welcomed members, participants and provided a brief overview of SUNY BEST. He reminded everyone that this session was being recorded and a link to the recording would be placed on the SUNY BEST website.
  • Attendees introduced themselves.
  • Kevin McLaughlin, Empire State Development (ESD) Southern Tier Regional Director, presented an update and overview of the economic development initiatives and activities related to the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council’s 2012 Strategic Plan, presented new information addressing Round 2 of the NYS Regional Economic Development Councils’ planning process, and presented a call for more projects that might be considered for the Region’s Consolidated Funding Application (CFA).

Recording:
Kevin McLaughlin, Director, Southern Tier Regional Office, Recording, 7 JUN 2012 (Run time: 00:56:32)

Next Meeting:
The next meeting is Thursday September 6, 2012 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, (Location of meeting place TBA)