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Cuomo plucks Business Council President for Economic Development Gig

Today's nomination of Ken Adams of the Business Council to lead the state's Economic Development Corporation is just one more nod from the Democratic governor to the business community.

Adams has long ago come out in favor of Cuomo's economic agenda, going as far to say that the Business Council and the then-Democratic gubernatorial candidate were "almost in lock step."

Rick Karlin at the Times Union adds more details:

Adams’ nomination follows that of Leecia Eve, daughter of former Buffalo Assemblyman Arthur Eve, to serve as ESDC’s senior vice president.

The nomination of Adams as President and CEO also bears out what we’ve reported as Cuomo’s plans to split the ESDC leadership, with a president/ceo and a chairman. Still no word on who the ESDC chairman will be.