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Kevin Law included in City & State’s Economic Development Power 100 list for 2023

Kevin Law

By some measures, New York’s economy is on the upswing. The unemployment rate in the state is a healthy 4.2%. Subway ridership in New York City is on the rebound, and airport activity has exceeded pre-pandemic levels. Times Square, an iconic business district, is bouncing back.

Yet New York’s economy still faces many challenges, from rising inflation and higher interest rates to the ongoing adjustment to the post-pandemic switch to a hybrid workforce. Yet government and business leaders in the state are reimaging and rebuilding the economy. But as Whitney Houston sang, “I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone’s shadow” and these leaders show New Yorkers never will.

Economic development is underway across the state – from the green economy in New York City, the life sciences in the Hudson Valley and the semiconductor industry in Central New York to a new tech corridor that’s shattering the Rust Belt. Plus, there are prosperous seaports and bustling small businesses in countless communities.

Meet the economic leaders who are reminding the world that if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.

View the full list in City & State.