Statement on Regional Economic Development Council Announcements by CICU President Laura Anglin

News Date: 1/6/2012

“With today’s announcement of Governor Cuomo’s regional economic development awards, communities and regions across the state will receive key funding to support economic growth initiatives. This competition has changed the way Albany approaches economic development in New York and has leveraged the talents of our higher education leaders, recognizing that campuses and our students are true partners with their communities,” said Laura L. Anglin, president of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities and a member of the Regional Council Chairman’s Committee. “With the leadership role that higher education played in the process, our colleges and universities are excited about continuing to work with the Governor, the Legislature and the Regional Councils in the days and weeks ahead to build on these collaborations to promote New York State’s economic prosperity.”