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Get to Know Your IDA

Jul 15, 2022

ECIDA Board Vice Chair and Policy Committee Chair Richard Lipsitz shares his views on the incentive approval process, creating policy and how his role has a longtime labor leader in New York State informs his review of ECIDA applicants and their projects.

Jun 2, 2022

LISC Western New York Deputy Director and ECIDA Board member Tyra Johnson Hux visited the Get to Know Your IDA podcast in March 2022, to discuss how she views her role on the ECIDA Board, and talks about the many programs offered by LISC to help minority businesses in Erie County. Tyra was very involved in the COVID...

Jan 11, 2022

Learn some surprising facts about the Town of Amherst from Dave Mingoia, President/CEO/CFO of the Amherst Industrial Development Agency. Can you guess what percentage of the acreage in the Town of Amherst is commercial? Dave discusses some of the economic development history, strategies and challenges faced by...

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 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.