Governor Hochul Announces Opening of Lincoln Center’s $550 Million David Geffen Hall


Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Hope Knight said: “Economic development works like a symphony, with each player contributing in creative yet collaborative ways. The work we have done in harmony with our partners on the new David Geffen Hall is creating the welcome sounds of additional jobs, tourism and opportunity , through magnificent re-invent spaces where people can appreciate the uniqueness of Lincoln Center and New York.”

The re-invent David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center Supports Governor Hochul’s efforts to rebuild and revitalize post-pandemic tourism which, as the state’s third-largest industry, is crucial to the economic health of New York and New York State. With robust marketing campaigns and unprecedented tourism industry support programs under the Governor’s leadership, New York continues to promote the city and state as world-class travel destinations and drive growth. economy and job creation.

Empire State Vice President of Development and Executive Director of Tourism Ross D. Levi said: “Lincoln Center has always been a jewel in the crown of tourism in New York, and the new David Geffen Hall will encourage even more visitors to plan a trip and explore the city. Our tourism economies continue to rebuild after the devastating effects of the pandemic, and while we are moving forward, we are yet to return to our pre-pandemic benchmarks. I LOVE NY looks forward to promoting David Geffen Hall to a global audience as the latest arts and culture destination that will inspire visitors to be a part of all the excitement in New York State.”


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