Robert Scardamalia

Bob Scardamalia is a data consultant for the Empire Center and President of RLS Demographics, Inc., a firm specializing in the use and analysis of economic and demographic data for private and public applications. He was formerly Director of the Center for Research and Information Analysis in the New York State Department of Economic Development and served as Chief Demographer of the State of New York and Director of the State Data Center.

Mr. Scardamalia is a professional demographer and has more than 30 years of experience using Census and related data for marketing, business attraction, and public sector program management. Mr. Scardamalia has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Penn State University and a master’s degree in demography from Georgetown University.

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