Matt Grattan

Economic development expert leads UAlbany's START-UP NY efforts

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Matt Grattan

Director of Community & Economic Development
University at Albany
Department: Division for Research

Workforce Development, economic development, Start-UP NY, business development, community development, business incubation, business acceleration

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Matt Grattan joined the UAlbany Office of the Vice President of Research in September of 2015 and is responsible for developing business partnerships for affiliation with the Start-UP NY program, the Innovation Hot Spot program and the Centers for Excellence in Atmospheric Science. He came to UAlbany after a four year tenure as the Executive Director for Workforce Development at Schenectady County Community College (SCCC).

At SCCC, he authored the Start-UP NY campus plan and implemented the program to position SCCC as one of the leading community colleges in the SUNY system in the landmark program. He also oversaw the management of the largest grant in the history of the college, the $11.4 million Health Professions Opportunity Grant which provided healthcare occupational training to under-resourced students. Prior to working at SCCC, Matt spent nineteen years at the New York State Department of Labor, managing business and industry outreach on workforce and economic development projects.

Matt received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the College of St. Rose and has attended numerous continuing education sessions in areas of project and human resource management and employee development.