Howard Milstein Discusses Economic Development in ‘Leaders’ MagazineOctober 1st, 2011
Howard Milstein shares his views on facilitating economic development in an interview in Leaders, a magazine that presents the broad ranging thoughts and visions of the world’s most influential leaders.
Howard discusses his vision for the New York State Thruway Authority, which he oversees as Chair; the role of public/private partnerships; and the benefit of “venture philanthropy,” which he defines as applying business principles and experience to philanthropic work. In discussing the role of the business community in New York City, Howard says, “There is a common understanding that business skills are needed in both the civic arena and the charitable arena. So you see many businesspeople taking leadership roles in everything from hospitals and museums to working on the general position of New York City as a community and as an economic engine.”