After spending 20+ years building a company that contributed significantly to Central New York’s economy, I wanted to find new ways to continue to support this growth. Providing my perspective, insights, and recommendations as a Member of the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council allows me to continue to contribute while also seeing – in action – the positive results of Network Effects in urban communities. The CNYREDC gives me a lens into all of Upstate New York, and how all communities can positively influence one another.