Steven Hyde, president and CEO of the Genesee County Economic Development Center, received the developer of the year award from the New York State Economic Development Council at the organization’s annual meeting on May 24 in Cooperstown, Otsego County.
Hyde also was named vice-chairman of the state agency’s board of directors.
“Steve has shown strong, creative leadership in leading the ongoing transformation of Genesee County into one of the state’s most promising regions for growth,” said Brian McMahon, NYSEDC executive director, in a statement. “He has built a broad portfolio of success that includes high-tech development, agri-business related growth and life sciences based opportunity, and development of housing and livability-related initiatives.”
The state agency cited that since 2003 more than 300 economic development projects have come to Genesee County generating more than $610 million worth of capital investment and 3,149 jobs.
Hyde credited the county’s economic development success to a collaboration between the public and private sectors in the county, as well as the work of his staff.
The GCEDC also was the recipient of certificates of excellence for its electronic newsletter and website, and received an honorable mention for its marketing and promotional materials.
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