Thursday, May 16, 2019

A Forum to Focus on Economic Development

Future Hudson's second event, "How Can Hudson Grow? A Focus on Economic Development," takes place this Saturday, May 18, at 4 p.m., in the Community Room of the Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street. The panelists for the event are:
  • Michelle Hughes, co-manager and director of development for Rolling Grocer 19
  • Kendra Home, real estate development project manager for RUPCO, a nonprofit housing and community developer based in Kingston 
  • Kevin Irby, director at Threadspan, a multi-stakeholder collaborative "seeking to contribute to the emergence of a regenerative Hudson Valley"
  • Maureen Boutin, associate director of Workforce NY at Columbia-Greene Community College
  • Linda Kelley, chair of the Westside Neighborhood Initiative in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, a resident-driven initiative focused on building economic opportunity for all
The event will be moderated by Todd Erling, executive director of the Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation.

If you missed Future Hudson's first event, "What Makes Hudson a Great City? A Focus on Urban Planning," the video of that meeting can be viewed here.

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