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empire state development corporation

- Specific and nuanced legal requirements

- Multiple strategic relationships

- Significant community impact

In 2008 Columbia University embarked on $6 Billion expansion of its campus in the Manhattanville section of West Harlem, which will result in a new educational, academic research, recreational, and civic facilities, a campus for 21st century. Columbia is committed to fulfilling 50 community enhancements within three broad categories:

  1. Construction Milestones

  2. Affirmative Action

  3. Civic Benefits

As the State's compliance monitor we conduct independent verification that Columbia is delivering on its commitments by cross-referencing documentation and records; analyzing data; conducting interviews and site visit; and through visual observations; and review of collateral materials.

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