Upstate Wins in the NYS Development Shuffle

It’s been a almost a year now since a newly crowned Governor Paterson — speaking to a handful of reporters tailing him after a Sunday speaking engagement — casually mentioned that he would reorganize the state’s main development agency, the Empire State Development Corporation, abolishing the controversial upstate-downstate split among its leaders.
Now, half a year after new CEO Marisa Lago was installed, she is announcing a reorganization, and a brief look at the memo and organizational chart that went out suggests power is shifting upstate. The upstate president, Dennis Mullen, will take over management of key programs and initiatives that dole out millions in incentives: Tourism and the I Love New York campaign, the Empire Zones program that aims to give businesses money in exchange for job creation, and the Governors Office of Motion Picture & Television.

Upstate Wins in the NYS Development Shuffle