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Get to Know Your IDA

Dec 20, 2021

ECIDA Chair Brenda McDuffie offers her thoughts on leading the ECIDA Board through application review and approvals, the ECIDA's responsibility to taxpayers, responsible recapture policies, and steering the agency and Board of Directors through the pandemic. Ms. McDuffie describes the lengthy due diligence process...

Nov 19, 2021

Erie County Industrial Development Agency President and CEO John Cappellino discusses the ECIDA's COVID economic recovery response, which included creating special loan and grant programs to help small businesses and nonprofits. Cappellino also describes how the agency staff and Board of Directors adapted quickly to...

Nov 10, 2021

Montgomery IDA Executive Director Conor Eckert talks about getting the word out about the community benefits created by IDAs. Social media, videos, corporate communications, public education campaigns and news media all play roles in correcting the many misconceptions about IDAs.

Nov 10, 2021

New York State Economic Development Council Executive Director Ryan Silva shares his thoughts on IDA Myths, community benefits, and a September 2021 IDA survey report released by the NYSEDC.