Empire State in Your Neighborhood
Peoples-Stokes hosts Empire State Development 101 forum
January 5, 2012
Buffalo – In 2009, there were 27.5 million businesses in the United States, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. As thousands of businesses are started in the basements of homes across the country, it’s important for people to be armed with the knowledge on how to move their business forward. On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, from 6p-8pm Assemblywoman Peoples-Stokes is hosting a forum with Empire State Development Corporation. “ESDC 101: In Your Neighborhood” is a forum that will introduce who Empire State Development Corporation is and how they provide assistance to businesses throughout the State. The forum will be held at the University at Buffalo, Allen Hall Room 100, located on South Campus. The mission of ESDC is to promote business investment and growth that leads to job creation and prosperous communities across New York State. The President/CEO Kenneth Adams and former NYS Assemblyman Sam Hoyt III, who is the Director of ESDC Upstate, will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. The ESDC will be giving a regional economic overview as well as an overview of programs for businesses in our area including MWBEs and small businesses. If you would like to RSVP or have any questions, please call the district office at 716.897.9714.