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RDDC to hold state of the economy event

Rochester Business Journal
August 27, 2010

Economic experts will discuss the state of Rochester’s economy as part of a panel discussion and luncheon Sept. 29 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

The event, part of the Rochester Downtown Development Corp.’s Repositioning Rochester series, is from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Grand Lilac Ballroom, the RDDC announced Thursday.

Scheduled panelists are:

  • Gary Keith, vice president and regional economist with M&T Bank Corp.;
  • Kent Gardner, president and CEO of the Center for Governmental Research Inc.;
  • Arnold Gray, director at Freed Maxick & Battaglia CPAs P.C.; and
  • Mark Zupan, dean of the University of Rochester’s Simon Graduate School of Business.

  • Gardner and Keith write monthly columns for the Rochester Business Journal.

    Reservations are required by Sept. 27; contact RDC at
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    What You're Saying 

    Will P. Condo at 9:02:13 AM on 8/30/2010
    This is all interesting but to ask a question: what has any of this to do with RDDC's mission to support economic growth in downtown Rochester. I have been in the Rochester area for 9 years, with a 30-year career in economic development, but have yet to understand what the R...  Read More >
    Andrew Brown at 3:40:24 PM on 8/30/2010
    This is from their website:

    "A private, not-for-profit, economic development entity, the Rochester Downtown Development Corporation (RDDC) is funded by corporations, institutions, and real estate companies.

    To create the synergy and balance that is part of a he...  Read More >
    Will P. Condo at 9:07:25 AM on 9/1/2010
    Thanks! That's the impression I get. Rochester seems to engage in a lot of meetings, lectures, discussions, etc. that really do not advance economic growth, but simply promote the myth that groups are doing something, when, in fact, it is just more smoke and mirrors! Is this...  Read More >

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