Pollard and Mark Hanley of the Kingston Economic Development Corporation were among the contingent from Canada.
Mark Hanley, director of operations at Kingston's Economic Development Corporation, was among those to attend to investigate the economic potential for the city.
said the new initiative brings together southern Ontario and northern New York State to collaborate on energy issues in order to create jobs and economic prosperity.
"There's a lot of overlap and lessons learned on both sides [of the border] that could be shared," he
"We're looking at taking that and commercializing it and making sure it has economic spinoffs from the research.
It creates sales and it creates jobs."
Hanley, chairman of the Kingston Technology Council, said the meeting in Syracuse focused on alternative energy sources such as solar, wind, biotechnology and biofuel such as ethanol.
"I guess there was a lot of bio-focus," he