F. Michael Tucker was appointed President of the Center for Economic Growth in March 2007. The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is a regional, not-for-profit, private-sector economic development organization promoting growth through accomplishment of strategic initiatives, industry attraction and regional outreach.
Prior to joining CEG, Mike served as President of the Harriman Research and Technology Development Corporation where he was responsible for initiating and overseeing the redevelopment of the 300-acre W.A. Harriman State Office Campus into a world class Research and Technology Park.
For more than 25 years Mike was a principal with Mercer Companies, Inc., an Albany based real estate and energy development firm. Mr. Tucker oversaw the development, financing and operation of Mercer’s commercial office, senior housing and hydroelectric projects throughout New York State. In addition, he was responsible for Mercer’s property management and real estate brokerage services. Mr. Tucker’s has extensive experience in business, economic development and energy related issues.
Mike is a graduate of Villanova University and the Villanova School of Law. He is an attorney and a licensed real estate broker. He is active in legal, real estate and economic development organizations at the local, state and national levels. He served as the Chairman of the Town of Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency and he is a Trustee of Ulster Savings Bank. He currently serves as a Director of the New York State Economic Development Council and is on the boards of numerous not-for-profit organizations throughout Tech Valley.