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Leveraging Anchor Institutions for Economic Development
Leveraging Anchor Institutions for Economic Development

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE OF WESTERN NEW YORK PRESENTS: LEVERAGING ANCHORING INSTITUTIONS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Panel presentation includes national expert in the fields of University real estate and retail development

WHO: The Urban Land Institute, a global nonprofit research and education organization, will host guest speakers: Lisa Prasad, Principal, u3 Ventures; Matthew K. Enstice, Executive Director, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus; and Robert Shibley, Dean, University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning. Moderator for the panel is Christina Orsi, Director of Western New York’s Regional Office Empire State Development.

WHAT: The moderated panel discussion will outline how academic and health institutions can serve as economic growth engines, which have proven to be the case in other markets to spur growth and development in their surrounding communities.

WHEN: Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY

WHY: With over 24 colleges and universities, 15 major hospitals, and countless cultural institutions, Western New York has the potential to capitalize on these assets, but requires a framework for utilizing its resources most effectively.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Lisa Prasad has over 20 years experience and is a noted expert both in the fields of University retail development and financial management, focuses on creating strategies for development and investment in communities surrounding higher education institutions.

Registration will be held on site.

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