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Lewis D. “Luke” Rich is President of Rich Results Inc. a multi faceted business consulting and representation company. The company represents private companies in Washington, D.C., Ottawa, Canada and Albany, New York assisting in their efforts to secure assistance for cutting edge business development. Rich Results also assists business organizations and associations in their efforts to influence Canadian and US trade and security policy and helps them develop and implement innovative business attraction strategies.  The company also, specializes in assistance to nations seeking foreign direct investment and economic development, providing economic development attraction strategies for nations in the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. The company also acts as supervisory consultant to regional economic development and tourism strategy projects.

Prior to forming Rich Results, Mr. Rich was VP/Regional Director for NY State’s economic development agency, Empire State Development, in the 5 county Western New York area. He supervised a staff which designed and is building a $47 million urban entertainment project on the waterfront in Buffalo, NY stimulating over $150 million in private sector development.

He also supervised the delivery of over $50 million in economic development assistance to companies moving to and expanding in the WNY area. He created and managed a small and micro business loan program serving disadvantaged areas in Western New York. Mr. Rich helped to create a program for identification of Foreign Direct Investment prospects. As a result of this program New York State had a 30% increase in FDI.

Prior to his tenure with ESD he served as Executive Director of the Committee on Economic Development and Committee on Tourism Recreation and Sports Development in the NYS Senate, helping to write legislation establishing economic development policy for the state of NY including a complete recodification of the State’s economic development incentive program and implementation of new federal workforce development legislation.


Publications authored or co-authored by Luke Rich

• Export Trade Promotion: New Jobs for New York,

• Export Trade Financing; A need for Commitment and Cooperation,

• Enterprise Zones: An Economic Development Innovation

• Products Liability: The Time for Action is Now,

• Small Business: A Need for Statutory and Regulatory Relief,

• International Tourism: New York’s Opportunity for the ‘90’s

Legislation, which became law, drafted and negotiated by Luke Rich

• State Constitutional Amendment and implementing legislation permitting the modernization of laws governing the Erie Canal,

• Legislation requiring state agencies to pay small business venders within 30 days or pay monetary penalties.

• Creation of the New York Scenic Byways program.

• Legislation causing a major reorganization of the NYS Department of Commerce into the Department of Economic Development

• State implementation of Federal Job Training Partnership Act

• Established the first-in-the-nation State Enterprise Zone program.

• Legislation creating and capitalizing a state venture capital fund.

Kenyon College, BS 1967           
Russell Sage College,           
MS Public Service 1978
2/68 – 12/70 Combat Platoon Ldr., Exec. Off., Supply  Off.
Four Bronze Stars and Purple Heart
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