Keeping NYSEDC members in touch and informed
September 5, 2023

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In Memoriam - Remembering Jim Griffin
We lost a giant last week and what a profound loss this is for NYSEDC Board, Staff and members, past and present. James "Jim" Griffin will be remembered for his leadership and transformational impact he had in the field of economic development. Jim was formerly the Executive Director of the City of Hornell Industrial Development Agency, formerly the President of the Hornell Area Chamber of Commerce and headed both entities for 48 years. He was also a consultant and, for a period of time, was the Executive Director of the Steuben County Industrial Development Agency. Jim was also a Board Member of Steuben-Chemung-Schuyler Workforce New York; Chairman
Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Corporation; and the Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad. Among the many honors upon his retirement was the designation of “Griffin Junction” where two rail lines intersect near Bath, NY symbolizing the lifetime of efforts by Jim to bring people and ideas together to get things done. Jim was formerly the Chairman of the American Economic Development Council. Past Chairman of the International Economic Development Council - Honorary Life Member and Fellow Member; and a Certified Economic Developer for the past 30 years; Past Chairman & Member of Board of Directors of the New York State Economic Development Council – New York State Developer of the Year 1991 serving his final years in an Emeritus status. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and family of friends. | Jim Griffin's Obituary | Online condolences or remembrances of Jim are welcome.