Regional Development Coordinating Council (RDCC)

The Regional Development Coordinating Council (RDCC) fosters coordination, cooperation and collaboration among regional stakeholders to pursue intelligent, planned, sustainable economic expansion across Tech Valley.

RDCC Co-Chairs

Mark Eagan
Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce

F. Michael Tucker
Center for Economic Growth

RDCC Members

Carm Basile
Executive Director

Rocco A. Ferraro, AICP
Executive Director
Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC)

William J. Flaherty
Division Vice President, Business Services
Energy Solutions-National Grid

Arnie Will
Interim Regional Director
Empire State Development

Rich Hendrick
General Manager
Port of Albany Commission

Sam Zhou
Regional Director
NYS Department of Transportation

Ann Luby
Capital Region Representative
NYS Department of Labor

Michael V. Franchini
Executive Director
Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC)

John O’Donnell
Chief Executive Officer
Albany International Airport

Michael Morris
Capital Regional Representative
Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Keith Goertz
Regional Director
Department of Environmental Conservation

RDCC Initiatives

Regional Development Compact (RDC)

  • Adopted by 12 communities – concept of RDC is to ensure that communities meet economic development criteria to market themselves to site selectors and business prospects.
  • As part of the RDC, communities will be assisted with identifying and gathering the necessary resources to meet “business ready” criteria.

Economic Modeling Study

  • A scenario based study of the fiscal impact of regional growth on community infrastructures: Transportation, water, sewer, primary and secondary education, emergency services, health care, electric grid and transportation.
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Tech Valley Benchmarking

  • Purpose is to determine how this region fares vs. other regions around the country in ability to arrive at regional concensus through resource sharing. Objective is to learn how to produce more with less by leveraging existing resources  that capture economic enhancements such as more quality jobs and higher incomes
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