Tripathi and Zemsky to Discuss Economic Strategy on 'Capitol Pressroom' Radio Show

Release Date: November 10, 2011

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi and business leader Howard A. Zemsky will be guests on "Capitol Pressroom," the statewide one-hour public radio news magazine, to be broadcast at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, on WBFO-FM 88.7.

Tripathi, UB's 15th president, and Zemsky, managing partner at Larkin Development Group, are co-chairs of the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council, one of 10 councils across the state charged by Gov. Andrew Cuomo with developing a regional strategic plan for economic revitalization and competing for state funds.

They will discuss elements of the proposed plan, approved by the council yesterday, with the show's host, Susan Arbetter.

As part of the plan, "A Strategy for Prosperity in Western New York," the council has identified 12 priority projects that merit consideration for $40 million in capital funding and tax credits aimed at improving the regional economy. The plan is available at:

"Capitol Pressroom" airs on NPR affiliates across New York State. Shows are archived online at

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