Assemblyman Steve Katz, R-Yorktown, is continuing to highlight the importance of job creation and economic development to strengthen residents’ prosperity and restore New York State’s position as the Empire State by bringing a bipartisan group of officials from across the state to New York Medical College Friday.
The Assemblyman is inviting his colleagues on the Assembly Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee to the college for a special daylong symposium unveiling the college’s biomedical incubator public-private educational partnership that will result in the creation of long-term, high-tech jobs.
Assemblyman Katz believes that this program, along with the NY Biohud Valley initiative, is a job-creation model that could be successfully adopted in other regions of the state. The program, which could bring in as much as $500 million in grant funding, will include construction of a state-of-the-art medical vaccination incubator and give the college – along with potential CUNY and SUNY and private employer partners – a significant edge in research and development of much-needed vaccinations for potential bioterrorism, influenza, and other diseases and help strengthen the region’s growing reputation as a world-wide leader in biotechnology development.
All members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend the welcome address by Assemblyman Katz and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino as well as the tour of the college’s proposed incubator site.
Expected attendees include: Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino; Dr. Robert Amler, vice president for government affairs and dean of the New York Medical College, School of Health Sciences and Practice; Larry Gotlieb, president of Westchester County Economic Development; Dr. Charles DiComo, COO Of Aureon; Mike Oates, president of Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation; members of the state Assembly Economic Development Committee, including Bob Castelli, Nelson Castro; Sandy Galef and Annie Rabbitt.