Press Release

Senator Gillibrand Holds Economic Development Roundtable in Elmira

Apr 7, 2009

Elmira, N.Y. – U.S. Senator Kirsten
Gillibrand today joined community and business leaders in Elmira for an
economic development roundtable. The group discussed the latest economic
development efforts in the region and how they can work together to grow and
strengthen the economy for Elmira, and all of New York. 

“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 Elmira community. From local
community and business leaders, to local officials and everyday families right
here in Elmira, we all have a part in getting Elmira, and all of New York back
on track.”

Participating in today’s roundtable with Senator Gillibrand were Elmira Mayor John Tonello, Hornell
Mayor Shawn Hogan, Joe Hochreiter of the Elmira City School District, along
with broad range of representatives of local businesses, community and economic
development groups.

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.