Tax credit agreement with Aetna

Jay Cassano filed this request with the Empire State Development of New York.
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2258

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From: Jay Cassano

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

The agreement between ESD and Aetna for $24 million in performance-based tax credits over 10 years, which was announced by Governor Cuomo's office on June 29, 2017.

I am a member of the news media, a staff reporter at Newsweek Media Group/International Business Times. The requested documents will be made available to the general public and used in reporting. This request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jay Cassano

From: esd.sm.foil

Dear Mr. Cassano,

ESD is in receipt of the attached FOIL request seeking access to certain records of the New York State Urban Development Corporation ("UDC") doing business as Empire State Development ("ESD").

ESD is considering your request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Law (Public Officers law, Section 84 et seq.) and its rules concerning access to the records of the Corporation. ESD will notify you of the results of its search for responsive documents within twenty (20) business days.

Thank you.

Records Access Officer
FOIL@esd.ny.gov<mailto:FOIL@esd.ny.gov>

IMPORTANT: This e-mail message and any attachments contain information intended for the exclusive use of the individual(s) or entity to whom it is addressed and may contain information that is proprietary, privileged, confidential and/or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any viewing, copying, disclosure or distribution of this information may be subject to legal restriction or sanction. Please immediately notify the sender by electronic mail or notify the System Administrator by telephone (518)292-5180 or e-mail (administrator@esd.ny.gov) and delete the message. Thank you.

  • Cassano FOIL Request #2258 - Tax credit agreement with Aetna

From: esd.sm.foil

Dear Mr. Cassano,

Please see the attached letter.

Thank you.

Records Access Officer
FOIL@esd.ny.gov<mailto:FOIL@esd.ny.gov>

IMPORTANT: This e-mail message and any attachments contain information intended for the exclusive use of the individual(s) or entity to whom it is addressed and may contain information that is proprietary, privileged, confidential and/or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any viewing, copying, disclosure or distribution of this information may be subject to legal restriction or sanction. Please immediately notify the sender by electronic mail or notify the System Administrator by telephone (518)292-5180 or e-mail (administrator@esd.ny.gov) and delete the message. Thank you.

From: esd.sm.foil

Dear Mr. Cassano,
Please be advised that ESD continues to review documents responsive to the attached FOIL request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Law (Public Officers Law, Section 84 et seq.) ("FOIL") and its rules concerning access to ESD's records. ESD will notify you of the status of its review and endeavor to provide you with any responsive documents and/or determination(s) made pursuant to FOIL on or before October 5, 2017.
Thank you.
Records Access Officer
FOIL@esd.ny.gov<mailto:FOIL@esd.ny.gov>

From: esd.sm.foil

Dear Mr. Cassano,
Please be advised that ESD continues to review documents responsive to the attached FOIL request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Law (Public Officers Law, Section 84 et seq.) ("FOIL") and its rules concerning access to ESD's records. ESD will notify you of the status of its review and endeavor to provide you with any responsive documents and/or determination(s) made pursuant to FOIL on or before November 17, 2017.
Thank you.
Records Access Officer
FOIL@esd.ny.gov<mailto:FOIL@esd.ny.gov>

From: Empire State Development

Dear Mr. Cassano,

I write in response to your July 19, 2017 FOIL request for the following:

"The agreement between ESD and Aetna for $24 million in performance-based tax credits over 10 years, which was announced by Governor Cuomo's office on June 29, 2017."

Please find attached to this email a document responsive to your FOIL request.

Pursuant to section 87(2)(d) of FOIL, we have withheld information that "are trade secrets or are submitted to an agency by a commercial enterprise or derived from information obtained from a commercial enterprise and which if disclosed would cause substantial injury to the competitive position of the subject enterprise."

The appeals officer to direct an appeal of any portion of this determination is Julene Beckford, Associate Counsel of New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development, 633 Third Avenue, 37th Floor, New York, NY 10017.

Kindly confirm receipt of this email.

Thank you.

Records Access Officer
FOIL@esd.ny.gov<mailto:FOIL@esd.ny.gov>
IMPORTANT: This e-mail message and any attachments contain information intended for the exclusive use of the individual(s) or entity to whom it is addressed and may contain information that is proprietary, privileged, confidential and/or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any viewing, copying, disclosure or distribution of this information may be subject to legal restriction or sanction. Please immediately notify the sender by electronic mail or notify the System Administrator by telephone (518)292-5180 or e-mail (administrator@esd.ny.gov) and delete the message. Thank you.

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