Empire State Development

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Tom Puckett
May 02, 2019 - 5:48 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Howard Zemsky is stepping down as president of Empire State Development Corporation. Governor Cuomo appointed him to the post in 2015. Prior to being President of Empire State Development, Zemsky co-chaired the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council. He also led...
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Sam Hoyt
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Richard Root
November 01, 2017 - 2:48 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - On Monday, it was reported Sam Hoyt will leave his position with Empire State Development. A reason for his departure wasn't given, until Tuesday when several media reported Hoyt is being investigated for alleged sexual harassment. It is being reported that Hoyt reached a...
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Sam Hoyt
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Richard Root
October 31, 2017 - 3:43 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Sam Hoyt, a fixture in local politics and government, is leaving, or has already left, public life. Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky issued a statement that implies Hoyt has left the ESD. You can read the statement below. As of yesterday,...
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Mike Baggerman
April 21, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - With such a high level of public interest in Buffalo's train station selection, many locals were outraged that they were not allowed entry to the final committee meeting on Thursday morning. WATCH: Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown explained why Empire State Development was the site...
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