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Robert C. Lieber

Deputy Mayor for Economic Development
After spending a year as President of New York City’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC), Robert C. Lieber is taking on a new position within city government - Deputy Mayor for Economic Development.
On Tuesday, January 8, Lieber officially replaced Daniel Doctoroff, who announced his resignation in December of 2007, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that although the city would miss Doctoroff’s leadership, he is confident in his choice as a successor.
“As Economic Development Corporation President, Bob Lieber helped reshape our city with an unprecedented range of projects in all five boroughs,” Bloomberg said. “His skills and experience in the private sector and in city government will serve him well as he fills some very big shoes here at City Hall.”
Lieber took over as President of EDC in January of 2007 after spending years at Lehman Brothers. Most recently, he spearheaded a pro bono team that advised the city in its successful effort to work with the Port Authority and the state to renegotiate the World Trade Center site lease.
In his new position as Deputy Mayor, Lieber will oversee a number of city agencies including the EDC, Department of City Planning, Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting, the Department of Finance, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, the Business Integrity Commission, the New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation and the Department of Small Business Services.
“Even before I became part of the team, I was enormously impressed by the breadth and the depth of the economic development Mayor Bloomberg and Dan Doctoroff were doing, and I am extremely thrilled about - and grateful for - the chance to come to City Hall at this exciting moment in the city’s history,” Lieber said.

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