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Oct 03 2011

NYIT to Host Long Island Regional Economic Development Council Meeting

Old Westbury N.Y. (October 3, 2011) — NYIT is hosting the next meeting of the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council, the group of local leaders who are crafting a strategic plan and funding requests to help ensure the region’s future economic growth.

NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., will welcome the group and Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy to NYIT de Seversky Mansion on Tuesday, October 4. President Guiliano acknowledged the work of the council and said local colleges and universities can assist in making Long Island a "center of innovation."
“All of us are working on new approaches and solutions to economic and societal problems, and we recognize that technology is a key driver,” President Guiliano said.  “Public-private partnerships, entrepreneurial ventures, business incubators, and other creative approaches on the drawing board can seize the opportunities to accelerate job creation and safeguard our economic stability.”
School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Dean Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., is a member of a council subgroup on workforce and education. NYIT alumni Mark Grossman is staff liaison to the Workforce & Education Work Group and Dr. Richard Dibble of NYIT’s School of Management is the group’s facilitator.
The Regional Council – one of 10 in the state -- is working on a five-year plan that will identify job-creation and regional improvement projects.  Once the council identifies its top priorities, it will submit competitive proposals to secure some of the $1 billion in federal and state aid that will be made available across the state.
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New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in more than 90 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has more than 14,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team.

Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, 89,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit
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