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January 22, 2009

Media Advisory

The Business Council and the New York Builders Congress Host Rebuilding New York's Infrastructure Forum

Economic Opportunities from Federal Stimulus Legislation

ALBANY—The Business Council of New York State, and the New York Building Congress are co-hosting a forum that focuses on the opportunities that may arise to rebuild New York's infrastructure and create jobs through the anticipated federal stimulus legislation. Featured speakers will provide valuable insight about New York's vast infrastructure needs including mass transportation, roads, bridges, state asset maximization and other projects. A briefing about the federal stimulus legislation will conclude the forum.

With billions of dollars at stake in the anticipated federal stimulus legislation and the proposed SFY 2009-10 Executive Budget, all businesses need to understand the ramifications of these proposals. From the building of roads, bridges and schools, to the procurement of advanced technology and equipment for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, infrastructure spending is our best opportunity to provide a much needed boost for New York State's economy.

Members of the Press, Legislature and public are invited to attend.

Confirmed Speakers:
Eliot Sander - Executive Director & CEO - Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Astrid Glynn - Commissioner - New York State Department of Transportation
Timothy Gilchrist - Deputy Secretary - Economic Development & Infrastructure
Samara Barend - Executive Director - NYS Commission on State Asset Maximization
Brett Heimov - Principal - Winning Strategies

Who: The Business Council of New York State and The New York Building Congress

When: Monday January 26, 2009 at 03:30PM

Where: Legislative Office Building, Room 711-A, Albany, New York