Statement by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher

November 17, 2016

"The reforms outlined today by Empire State Development will ensure transparency, accountability, and integrity with regard to economic development projects overseen by Fort Schuyler Management Corporation (FSMC) on behalf of SUNY Polytechnic Institute and the State of New York. We are pleased to have collaborated with ESD in developing these recommendations and look forward to our continued work together as they are carried out."

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