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For Release — September 30, 2008

The Business Council of New York State Supports Gov. Paterson's Public-Private Partnership Commission

ALBANY— “Tough economic times will require the state and private sector to find innovative ways to raise the capital needed to modernize our infrastructure. The Business Council of New York State fully supports Governor Paterson's Executive Order creating a commission on public-private partnerships to do that. Throughout the state there are infrastructure improvements that need to be made to update antiquated structures like the Tappan Zee Bridge. These improvements are vital to our state's economy and competitiveness. The Business Council looks forward to working with the commission to develop a plan for public-private partnerships to keep New York moving forward,” said Kenneth Adams, president & CEO of The Business Council of New York State.

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