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Pace University Partnering With The Business Council Of New York State And The Business Council Of Westchester On Poll

May 13, 2021

The Lubin School of Business to Survey New York City, Westchester, Rockland and Long Island Businesses; Pace Business Poll to Focus on Impact of COVID 19 and Pandemic

NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 13, 2021)Pace University’s Lubin School of Business is partnering with The Business Council of New York State and The Business Council of Westchester on a poll that will regularly survey businesses throughout New York City, Long Island, and Westchester and Rockland counties, the organizations recently announced.

In announcing the partnership, leaders from Pace, BCNYS, and The BCW said the Pace Business Poll was important to survey businesses in the region to better understand the downstate economic climate, particularly during a period that has adversely affected so many industries because of the COVID 19 pandemic.

“Businesses are facing unique challenges during these unprecedented times, and we want to know how they have been affected and what leaders are planning for the future,” said Professor Kathryn Winsted, director of Lubin's Center for Student Enterprise and the Pace Business Poll. “We are grateful to be partnering with these respected and well known business organizations on a downstate poll that helps us better understand the needs of businesses in the region.”

The Pace Business Poll will routinely survey downstate businesses using a variety of methods for polling local business. In the initial survey that is being conducted this month, business leaders are being asked to consider their responses to the pandemic, COVID’s impact, and their post pandemic plans. Future surveys will include return to work, business sentiment, real estate, employee concerns, customer relations, and other issues of interest.

The Lubin School of Business will manage the poll through its student-run research center, and will provide meaningful data to the respective business councils. The Pace Business Poll will also publish results to the Pace community and to media outlets.

“It is important for us to hear first-hand from business owners about the ongoing challenges they face navigating an economy that continues to rebound, particularly from the New York City region, which was among the hardest hit,” said Heather Briccetti, president & CEO, The Business Council of New York State. “This data will be critical in assessing the ongoing needs of employers so we can help ensure their stability and ability to employ the millions of New Yorkers who drive the state's economy. We look forward to seeing these results and are thankful for our partnership with Pace University.”

“As we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, it is critical that we collect as much meaningful data as possible from businesses large and small,” said Dr. Marsha Gordon, president and CEO of The Business Council of Westchester. “Greater participation means better data, which will help all of us chart a course to collective recovery. We are pleased to be working with The Business Council of New York State and Pace University on this important poll.”

Pace University has a rich history of excellence in business education and was founded as a school of accountancy in 1906. With a strong focus on experiential learning and one of the largest internship placement programs in the New York metropolitan area, Lubin’s combined job placement rate is nearly 90 percent. Lubin recently launched a new MS in Accounting Data Analytics and Technologies (MSADAT) program and an online MBA program that is convenient, flexible and affordable.

Earlier this year, The Lubin School of Business successfully maintained its dual accreditation for both business and accounting by AACSB International, an elite distinction shared by fewer than 2 percent of business schools in the world offering business degree programs.

All of these achievements reflect Pace’s commitment to excellence, according to Lawrence G. Singleton, dean of the Lubin School of Business. The partnership with BCNYS and The BCW in learning real challenges facing industries complements its curriculum and further bolsters its place in the business community, he said.

“At Pace University, we're dedicated to preparing an ambitious workforce of creative problem solvers who are ready to take on the challenges of today and tomorrow," said Pace President Marvin Krislov. “It’s important that we hear directly from New York businesses about market realities they are facing, particularly as they navigate the road ahead. The data we collection will be useful to business owners, policymakers, educators and job-seekers, which is why we are pleased to be partnering with these highly respected organizations -- The Business Councils of New York State and Westchester -- on the Pace Business Poll.”

About Pace University

Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides. From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The university also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and the Elisabeth Haub School of Law in White Plains. Follow us on Twitter or on the Pace News website.

About the Lubin School of Business at Pace University

Globally recognized and prestigiously accredited, the Lubin School of Business integrates New York City’s business world into the experienced-based education of its students at Pace’s suburban and downtown campuses, implemented by one of the region’s largest co-op programs, team-based learning, and customized career guidance. Its programs are designed to launch success-oriented graduates toward upwardly mobile careers.

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