BUFFALO, N.Y. – As local leaders begin to plan for a potential infusion of $1.1 billion in economic development money, the public is invited to hear from the expert tapped to advise the planning process.
Internationally noted regional development expert Bruce Katz will be the featured speaker at the Buffalo City Forum and buffet luncheon on Wednesday, March 14. His presentation, “Delivering the Next Economy in Buffalo,” takes place in the WNED studios, 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo. Doors open at noon and lunch begins at 12:15 p.m.
Katz is the founding director of the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, which aims to provide decision makers with policy ideas for improving the health and prosperity of urban areas. He has been tapped by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to assist the Western New York Economic Regional Council in planning for the use of a significant investment of public funds to spur the local economy.
The Buffalo City Forum community speaker series is produced by WNED-AM 970 and Leadership Buffalo in collaboration with JacksonParker Communications and hosted by WBFO/WNED Station Manager & Director of News Jim Ranney. The hour-long Forum, which includes a question-and-answer session with the speaker, will be broadcast live on WBFO 88-7 FM, WNED AM 970 & wbfo.org beginning at 1 p.m. Attendees must be seated by 12:45 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased for $20 ($15 for members of WNED or Leadership Buffalo) through Leadership Buffalo at (716) 849-2626, ext. 17 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Advanced registration is encouraged. RSVPs are required for lunch by Friday, March 9.
Buffalo City Forum is made possible by the support of presenting sponsor Independent Health and supporting sponsor M&T Bank.
Through WNED-TV, ThinkBright and Well/WORLD TV, Classical 94.5/WNED-FM and WNED-AM 970, member-supported WNED Buffalo/Toronto provides high quality programming and services to local, regional and national audiences that enlighten, inspire, entertain and educate Western New York and Southern Ontario communities. Additional information about WNED can be found at wned.org.
Leadership Buffalo, established in 1987, is the premier network of business, civic and professional leaders in Western New York. The not-for-profit corporation is committed to developing current and future leaders of Buffalo and Erie County by enhancing our social capital and helping leaders to lead from a common set of four core values: service, diversity, inclusion and openness to change. For more information, visit leadershipbuffalo.org.