Economics Issues Committee meeting tonight!

Economic Issues Committee Meeting
Monday, Oct. 1st, 7:30pm
55 Lexington Avenue, Building B (25th St. between Lexington and 3rd)

The Economics Issues Committee was grateful that Councilwoman Jessica Lappin addressed the Manhattan Young Democrats at our September general meeting.  In front of a packed crowd at Arctica Bar & Grill, the Councilwoman spoke about her personal experience at the DNC, how members can get involved in the election and focused much of her speech giving a detailed update on the Cornell-Technion campus on Roosevelt Island.

With the inaugural class for Cornell NYC Tech starting in January 2003, the Councilwoman encouraged our members to get involved as early as possible to help shape the future of the campus.  West Coast giants are engaged at a very-high level – Google has offerred office space, Facebook has hosted a “hackathon” to generate buzz and various tech executives have joined the ranks to give advice.  As part of the Applied Sciences NYC initiative, building a world class graduate-level applied sciences and engineering campus in a city with a growing tech and startup sector is a tremendous opportunity for our city to accelerate innovation, job creation and high-tech entrepreneurship.

If you’re interested in learning more about Cornell Tech NYC or would like more information on the Economics Issues Committee, please email Ben Yee at [email protected]

Keep coming back to our blog for video from our Econ New Media Team of Brian Kavanagh talking to the Economics Issues Committee on campaign finance reform.

We invite you to join us at our next meeting, tonight at 55 Lexington Avenue, Building B (25th St. between Lexington and 3rd).  Our guest speaker is Brendan Cheney from Speaker Quinn’s office to talk about new plans to tackle homelessness and the impact on the budget.