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Adams, Hochul Launch Blue-Ribbon Panel to Focus on Regional Economy 

Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday launched a “New” New York blue-ribbon panel to examine the future of New York City and the region’s economy. It will be led by co-chairs Robin Hood CEO Richard Buery and former Sidewalk Labs CEO Daniel Doctoroff.  

The panel will focus on transforming the city’s job centers, including Midtown Manhattan, and other neighborhoods to support the ways people will live and work in the future. It will also identify key industries of the future, areas for regional cooperation especially related to infrastructure, and robust talent development opportunities to position local workers for careers in those industries. 

The panel is expected to focus its efforts across three sets of goals: (1) investing in placemaking, (2) growing future industries, and (3) supporting the region’s people.  Specific goals will be developed by the panel, and additional panelists will be announced in the coming weeks. 

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