April 26, 2009

Senator Gillibrand, Congressman Engel Visit Nyack Street Fair, Hold Economic Development Roundtable

Nyack, NY - Rep. Eliot Engel and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Rockland County today, meeting with constituents at the Nyack Street Fair and hosting an economic development roundtable with local Elected Officials, community and business leaders to discuss the latest economic development efforts in the region and how Senator Gillibrand and Rep. Engel can assist and promote local growth.

"Creating good-paying jobs and getting our economy turned around is my number one priority," Senator Gillibrand said. "But taking on our challenges can't be done in Washington alone.  It's going to take a comprehensive effort from the entire Rockland County community. From local community and business leaders, to local officials and everyday families right here in the Hudson Valley, we all have a part in getting all of New York back on track."

As a working mother of two young children, Senator Gillibrand understands what families and businesses are up against in these challenging economic times. That's why she is committed to working closely with local communities and leaders to reinvigorate local economies, while putting all of New York on a path for long-term, sustainable economic growth.

Earlier this year, Senator Gillibrand helped pass President Obama's economic recovery plan - which could help save and create more than 215,000 jobs in New York State alone, while laying the foundation for long-term economic strength by making critical investments in infrastructure, renewable energy, health care and education to prepare New York's students for the jobs of the future.