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Civic Leaders Will Discuss Future of Borough's Development at Queens College Business Forum March 4

FLUSHING, NY, February 25, 2011—According to Queens Borough President Helen Marshall’s 2011 state-of-the borough address this past January, Queens is building and growing and open for business.  Among the major construction projects she cited that will help stimulate the local economy and bring new jobs to the borough are the Willets Point waterfront redevelopment, an 18-acre park in the Rockaways, the mixed-use Flushing Commons, infrastructure improvements in Jamaica and Hunter’s Point South moderate-income housing.

Five of the borough’s leading civic leaders will talk about these and other notable projects in a panel discussion on “The Future of the Development of Queens” at Queens College on Friday, March 4.  The free breakfast forum will begin at 8 am in the fourth floor ballroom of the college’s Student Union.

The panelists will include:


Kevin Alexander, Executive Director, Rockaway Revitalization & Development Corp. 



Gayle Baron, President, Long Island City Business Development Corp.


Ted Renz, Executive Director, Ridgewood LDC/Myrtle    Avenue Business Improvement District (BID)



Claire Shulman, Chief Executive & President, Flushing, Willets Point, Corona Development Corp.

·  Carlisle Towery, President, Greater Jamaica Development Corp. 

The QC Business Forum is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.  To register, call 718-997-2920 (Yifat Anteri) or Email  Complimentary parking is available.  For directions, go to:


The QC Business Forum was launched in the fall of 2005. Sponsored by the

Queens Borough President’s Office; Queens Chamber of Commerce; Queens Courier; Queens Economic Development Corp.; Farrell Fritz P.C.; PricewaterhouseCoopers; and TD Bank, the forum acts as a catalyst within the diverse areas of Queens, bringing together the business community, local government, academia, and students to provide an opportunity for town and

gown to interact. Influential leaders in a number of fields serve as keynote speakers at its breakfast lectures, touching on issues vital to the Queens business community. The forum’s theme this year, Looking Toward the Future, is reflected in the subject matter of the seminars. Each forum fosters discussions that provide insight on how local businesses are seizing opportunities and profitably adapting to changes in business and regulatory conditions.


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