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Public Notice

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 9:30am
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Public Notice

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 7:30am
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Press Release

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 4:52pm
Investment Complements “Finger Lakes Forward” – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy Empire State Development (ESD) today announced The Commissary Downtown Kitchen Incubator has officially kicked off construction on its food business incubator and shared kitchen facility. Located at Sibley Square, the project will involve the transformation of 6,500 square-feet of space inside the former department store into a commercial grade kitchen facility where food entrepreneurs can launch and grow their businesses. Members will be able to rent time in the kitchen on an hourly basis and gain access to food industry workshops, mentoring, training, and business support services. Commissary officials estimate that more than half of their member businesses will be women owned and more than a third will be minority owned. In fact, more than 150 local food entrepreneurs have already expressed interest in the projects shared kitchen and incubation services. Empire State Development is assisting The Commissary project through a $213,500 Capital Grant. The total project cost is a little more than $2 million. The Commissary is expected to open in the Spring of 2020. "The Commissary food business incubator adds to the entrepreneurial energy of  Rochester’s Downtown Innovation Zone, which is already home to many talented tech companies that are creating good-paying jobs and further building the Finger Lakes economy,” said Empire State Development Acting Commissioner and President & CEO-designate Eric Gertler. The Commissary expects to spur the creation of startups including packaged food and beverage manufacturers, restaurants, bakeries, caterers, food trucks, virtual restaurants and help legitimize underground food businesses by reducing the otherwise high cost of creating a licensed commercial kitchen. It will also house a Performance Kitchen where startups can promote and sell their products to the public, hold food events, and host cooking classes. Rochester Downtown Development Corporation (RDDC) President Heidi Zimmer-Meyer said, “You don’t need a PhD to start a food business, and this project will provide incubation services and lower business costs for food-oriented entrepreneurs.  Designed to de-risk a relatively underserved slice of the economy, The Commissary will create a powerful safety net where food businesses can be tested and successfully launched.  Filling a gap in our urban entrepreneurial ecosystem, this project strengthens a viable pathway to prosperity and helps build street level businesses – all good for downtown, city neighborhoods, and Rochester’s growing foodie culture.” The Commissary is part of the rebirth of the in the refurbished Sibley Square building in Rochester's Downtown Innovation Zone (DIZ). The former department store and historic landmark is home to commercial, office and residential space and to several companies including  Catalant Technologies- and  to business incubator NextCorps which is serving as the administrator for the Luminate NY competition. Now in its third round, Luminate NY is the world's largest startup accelerator program for optics, photonics and imaging technologies.  According to the RDDC, the DIZ is home to 195 businesses that are working to support the city’s evolving, vibrant downtown area. Sibley Square is also home to the Rochester Institute of Technology's City Art Space gallery and to its video game development hub, Roc Game Dev. Downtown  Rochester’s continued momentum is also complemented by the comprehensive "ROC the Riverway" initiative announced by Governor Cuomo in February of 2018. The 13 selected phase one projects, funded by a $50 million Finger Lakes Forward Upstate Revitalization Initiative grant, aims to revolutionize the area surrounding the Genesee River and unlock the potential of Rochester's waterfront. In addition to the assistance from ESD, The Commissary project is also receiving support  from a federal grant, WinnCompaines, and from the City of Rochester among others. Finger Lakes REDC Co-Chairs, Monroe Community College President Anne Kress and Rochester Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Bob Duffy said, “The Commissary and initiatives like “ROC the Riverway” and Luminate NY  are truly working to transform Downtown Rochester. The regional council is committed to building on the magnificent transformation that is happening Downtown and to creating an exciting environment where people, young and old, want to live, work and play." Senator Joe Robach said, “The Commissary Downtown Kitchen Incubator is going to be a great addition to the hub of activity that is taking place at Sibley Square. It is exciting to see a variety of innovation and creativity contributing to the rebirth of downtown Rochester, which is helping to grow jobs and foster ideas for future business growth.” Assembly Member Harry Bronson said, “This investment will put job opportunities on the menu for so many across our community. Building a business is never an easy task, but with the right kind of help and encouragement, like the Commissary Downtown Kitchen Incubator offers, our local entrepreneurs will have a chance to show the world what they can do. I applaud Empire State Development Acting Commissioner and President & CEO-designate Eric Gertler for his commitment to this project and the families of Rochester. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren said, “The Rochester Commissary will be an excellent addition to Downtown Rochester. Not only will this facility help us create jobs all across our region and add to the growing vibrancy of the Sibley Building and our city, it will give our residents an opportunity to fulfill their dreams to start businesses in the food industry,” said Mayor Warren. “I want to thank the many partners at the federal, state and local levels who made this project possible. Together, we are creating more jobs, safer and more vibrant neighborhoods and better educational opportunities for our citizens.” Gilbert Winn, CEO, WinnCompanies said, "WinnCompanies is thrilled to welcome the Commissary Kitchen Incubator to Sibley Square. Strong partnerships with the business community and state and city officials continue to advance the revitalization of downtown Rochester.” For more information about the Commissary Downtown Kitchen Incubator, click here. Accelerating Finger Lakes Forward  Today’s announcement complements “Finger Lakes Forward,” the region’s comprehensive blueprint to generate robust economic growth and community development. The State has already invested more than $6.1 billion in the region since 2012 to lay the groundwork for the plan – investing in key industries including photonics, agriculture‎ and food production, and advanced manufacturing. Today, unemployment is down to the lowest levels since before the Great Recession; personal and corporate income taxes are down; and businesses are choosing places like Rochester, Batavia and Canandaigua as a destination to grow and invest in. Now, the region is accelerating Finger Lakes Forward with a $500 million State investment through the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, announced by Governor Cuomo in December 2015. The State’s $500 million investment will incentivize private business to invest well over $2.5 billion – and the region’s plan, as submitted, projects up to 8,200 new jobs. More information is available here. ​ Contact: Shari Voorhees-Vincent | [email protected] | (585) 399-7055 Press Office | [email protected] | (800) 260-7313
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Press Release

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 11:22am
United Aircraft Technologies Will Receive $200,000 in Seed Funding to Create and Grow an Innovative Commercial Business in the Mohawk Valley Region  $100,000 Awarded to PreVision Corp. for Second Place Empire State Development (ESD) today announced the winners of the IDEA NY business accelerator competition, held last night at Griffiss Institute in Rome. Six teams from the current Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate Commercialization Academy, a national leader for facilitating the transfer of military technologies into the commercial marketplace, pitched their startup ideas in cyber security, big data, information systems and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for $300,000 in prize seed funding provided by IDEA NY. The grand prize of $200,000 was awarded to United Aircraft Technologies (UAT), from Albany as the overall winner and $100,000 was awarded to PreVision Corp. from Syracuse as the runner up. The two winning teams will then participate in the yearlong IDEA NY accelerator program, which provides technical assistance to help grow their businesses. The teams will be hosted at the Griffiss Institute and will be required to reside in the Mohawk Valley for at least one year. The four remaining teams were awarded up to $8,000 in "consolation" prize money to reimburse expenses incurred during the incubation process. Empire State Development Acting Commissioner and President & CEO-designate Eric Gertler said, "Some of the world’s most pioneering and successful companies began as a conversation over a cup of coffee or in a garage—IDEA NY could be the launching pad for a brilliant idea that creates something great and grows the regional economy."  Bill Wolf, Griffiss Institute President, said, "The Griffiss Institute is extremely excited to announce the winners of the IDEA NY Business Accelerator Competition. Today's event marks the culmination of the latest cohort of the Commercialization Academy and the start of the second IDEA NY Business Accelerator Program. Thanks to a New York State Grant, the IDEA NY business accelerator program is providing the funds and opportunity that will enable UAT and PreVision Corp to grow their business in the Mohawk Valley in ways that were never before possible. IDEA NY is enabling the Griffiss Institute to accelerate its mission in providing education, technical development and economic opportunities to new startup businesses in the Mohawk Valley." The Innovation & Development Entrepreneurial Accelerator, known as IDEA NY Mohawk Valley, is a business accelerator competition and 12-month program that incentivizes promising entrepreneurs to create and grow viable commercial businesses in the Mohawk Valley Region. IDEA NY Mohawk Valley will focus on the Cyber Security, Big Data, Information Systems and UAS industries. It also builds on the successful Air Force Research Laboratory Commercialization Academy. This accelerator program was made possible by a $2 million Upstate Revitalization Initiative grant from New York State which was recommended by the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council (MVREDC). The grant allows the Griffiss Institute to provide seed money to entrepreneurs and businesses over three years, with two cohorts of up to 10 teams per year competing for IDEA NY funding. The six startups that competed for the grand prize were: AIMLExchange™ – Rome, NY – AIMLExchange™ creates the Digital Future™ by enabling Hi-Tech CEO-CxO Teams Peak Performance. Inferenx Labs Inc. – Buffalo, NY – Inferenx Labs is preventing automotive collisions with wildlife and reducing insurance claims. On the Curb, Inc. – Utica, NY – On the Curb exists to change the world of data. PreVision Corp. – Syracuse, NY – PreVision Corp. are global leaders of real-time aerial 3D imaging technology. Seven Sundays – Syracuse, NY – Seven Sundays is developing systems for the future of hospitality. United Aircraft Technologies – Albany, NY – United Aircraft Technologies is modernizing the way aircraft wire maintenance is done through Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence. Senator Joseph Griffo said, "The IDEA NY program helps to nurture, develop and foster new and exciting ideas in a variety of tech-related industries in the Mohawk Valley and beyond. I commend all of the teams that took part in the competition and am appreciative of the Griffiss Institute, the Air Force Research Lab in Rome and New York State for supporting entrepreneurs in the state." Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon said, "I’m thrilled to celebrate the winners of the IDEA NY Business Accelerator Competition: United Aircraft Technologies and PreVision Corp. The pitches made during last night’s competition were innovative and exciting and truly showcased that the Mohawk Valley is the place to grow a business. I’d like to thank Empire State Development for providing these burgeoning entrepreneurs with the necessary funding to kick-start ventures that will thrive here, and I’m so grateful for its investment in these talented young businessmen and businesswomen. I want to congratulate all of the teams who submitted their business models – your ambition makes our communities stronger, helps our local economy grow and paves the way for more entrepreneurs to follow in your footsteps." Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. said, "I was happy to welcome the competitors for this year’s IDEA NY Demo Day at the Griffiss Institute in Rome. All of the teams from the Air Force Research Lab’s Commercialization Academy presented excellent ideas what will push forward the boundaries of cyber security, big data, information systems and Unmanned Aircraft Systems. I congratulate the winners and look forward to the impact their visions will have here on the Mohawk Valley over the course of the next year. Thank you to Governor Cuomo and the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council for the Upstate Revitalization Initiative grant that made this possible." Rome Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo said, "The Griffiss Institute hosted another successful cohort of the IDEA NY Business Accelerator program with six teams competing. This unique program is growing new business ideas in the core market areas of cybersecurity, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), data mining and other burgeoning industries central to the Mohawk Valley’s emerging technology-based economy. Not only will these new commercial business ideas germinate through the IDEA NY program but the winning teams will remain in the Mohawk Valley for 12 months, which will hopefully lead to new business tenants in the region. The influence of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) cannot be stressed enough as it allows our region to shine in the commercialization of military intellectual property." MVREDC Co-Chairs Lawrence T. Gilroy III, President of Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy, Inc. and Dr. Marion Terenzio, SUNY Cobleskill President said, "The MVREDC recommended IDEA NY funding for the Air Force Research Laboratory Commercialization Academy because it is well positioned to take companies that are fueling innovation in the Mohawk Valley Region and provide them with the tools they need to succeed. We are pleased to welcome these new start-ups to the region and can’t wait to see how they will be a part of the ecosystem that helps continue to move the Mohawk Valley economy forward." The MVREDC has guided nearly $5 million in investment to Griffiss International Airport, cybertechnology and UAS related projects, leveraging more than $22 million in total investment since 2011. By recommending the award for IDEA NY, which is part of the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, the MVREDC furthers its commitment to support the growth and success of cyber tech and Unmanned Aerial Systems entrepreneurs who work in the region. About Empire State Development Empire State Development (ESD) is New York’s chief economic development agency (www.esd.ny.gov). The mission of ESD is to promote a vigorous and growing economy, encourage the creation of new job and economic opportunities, increase revenues to the State and its municipalities, and achieve stable and diversified local economies. Through the use of loans, grants, tax credits and other forms of financial assistance, ESD strives to enhance private business investment and growth to spur job creation and support prosperous communities across New York State. ESD is also the primary administrative agency overseeing Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils and the marketing of "I LOVE NY," the State’s iconic tourism brand. For more information on Regional Councils and Empire State Development, visit www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov and www.esd.ny.gov. Contact: Kristin Devoe | [email protected] | (518) 292-5107 ESD Press Office | [email protected] | (800) 260-7313
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Press Release

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 11:18am
Initiative Aims to Transform Food and Agriculture Industry in Upstate New York Funding for Competition Comes Through Upstate Revitalization Initiatives: CNY Rising, Finger Lakes Forward and Southern Tier Soaring- Regional Comprehensive Strategies Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that RealEats America is the $1 million winner of the first year of the ground-breaking New York food and agriculture challenge known as Grow-NY.  Based out of Geneva, New York, RealEats was chosen following a two-day summit in Rochester during which the 17 selected finalists pitched their businesses to a live audience and panel of experienced judges for their share the prize money. The Grow-NY competition is focused on growing an enduring food and agriculture innovation cluster in Central New York, the Finger Lakes, and the Southern Tier regions of New York State. The competition, which will run for three rounds, offers a total of $3 million in funding to innovative, high-growth startups from across the globe focused on the food and agriculture industry. Funding for the Grow-NY competition is being provided through the Upstate Revitalization Initiatives connected with the three regions— CNY Rising, Finger Lakes Forward, and Southern Tier Soaring. Cornell University is administering the competition through its Center for Regional Economic Advancement. Grow-NY winners must commit to operating in the Central New York, Finger Lakes, or Southern Tier regions for at least one year.  "I want to congratulate RealEats as the first recipient of the Grow-NY Competition," Governor Cuomo said. "This targeted investment not only helps these dynamic companies establish themselves in New York State, but supports New York's regional agricultural economy. RealEats represents the initiatives that will create a lasting economic impact on New York's agribusiness." "The agricultural economy in New York continues to grow with increased investment in our farms and local products," Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said. "The first round of the Grow-NY Competition has been a success, and we are excited about the potential that these entrepreneurs have to make the industry even stronger. These companies are developing ideas and plans to revolutionize the industry by transforming sustainability and improving the health and well-being of New Yorkers. I congratulate all of the finalists and winners of the competition, and we look forward to helping these innovative companies grow and thrive in New York." Read the full press release here.
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Press Release

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:13pm
Empire State Development (ESD) today announced the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL) in Utica, Oneida County. RCIL provides high quality, person-centered independent living services to more than 5,000 individuals per year in 48 of New York’s 62 counties. One of the agency’s primary services is finding employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities and from low-income households. Empire State Development Acting Commissioner and President and CEO-designate Eric Gertler said, “This larger, more accessible RCIL facility will continue the crucial job of removing employment barriers by providing New Yorkers who want to work with the tools they need to become independent and productive members of the workforce.” RICL CEO Zvia McCormick said, “We are excited to stay in downtown Utica and continue to grow as an organization.  I thank the RCIL Board and organizations that invested in this project, including Empire State Development and The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, as well as our partners, especially Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corporation, for their continued support.” RCIL’s former location is in the footprint of Mohawk Valley Health System’s new hospital in downtown Utica. RCIL has relocated to the former Boston Store building located at 131 Genesee Street and has renovated 60,000 square feet of office space on two floors of the building.  The resulting renovations have created larger offices that offer better accessibility and safety features for RCIL clients. This approximately $2 million expansion and relocation will allow for future growth of the agency and will keep more than 200 employees in downtown Utica. The new building is easily accessible to pedestrians and also reachable by cars and public transit. In exchange for a commitment of 20 new jobs and the retention of 159 existing jobs, ESD has agreed to provide a performance-based capital grant of $300,000, recommended by the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Council (MVREDC). MVREDC Co-Chairs Lawrence T. Gilroy III, President of Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy, Inc. and Dr. Marion Terenzio, SUNY Cobleskill President said, “Ensuring that we continue to support workforce development initiatives is core to our mission and making sure that the Resource Center for Independent Living is able continue its programming in Downtown Utica strengthens the region and allows companies and their employees the ability to thrive.”  Senator Joseph Griffo said, “Ensuring that businesses can hire people from all abilities enhances the workforce and strengthens communities and investing in RCIL’s new facility supports this mission. New York State has a vested interest in increasing inclusion in the workforce by providing access and improved outcomes for everyone.” Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon said, “The Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL) of Utica has helped countless Mohawk Valley families access a host of critical services. Their new state-of-the-art facility will enable this life-changing organization to support even more residents, as well as keep good-paying jobs in our community. I want to thank Empire State Development and the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Council for making this project a reality.” Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. said,  “RCIL’s new expanded and upgraded location will provide better accessibility and safety to the thousands of people it serves annually and will retain and create more than 180 jobs in downtown Utica. I thank Empire State Development for providing funding that will help this fine organization grow and grant more opportunities to low-income residents and those with disabilities in Oneida County.” Utica Mayor Robert M. Pamieri said, “RCIL isn't just a place that provides the necessary advocacy and services for our neighbors with disabilities, it's also now an anchor tenant in our transforming downtown.  It's great symbolism that as we announce generational change in downtown Utica, that the people at the forefront of that change are tireless advocates for inclusion and equality.  We have a growing city, fortified in strong values and now anchored by RCIL. That is the kind of change we can all be excited about.” About Empire State Development Empire State Development (ESD) is New York’s chief economic development agency (www.esd.ny.gov). The mission of ESD is to promote a vigorous and growing economy, encourage the creation of new job and economic opportunities, increase revenues to the State and its municipalities, and achieve stable and diversified local economies. Through the use of loans, grants, tax credits and other forms of financial assistance, ESD strives to enhance private business investment and growth to spur job creation and support prosperous communities across New York State. ESD is also the primary administrative agency overseeing Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils and the marketing of “I LOVE NY,” the State’s iconic tourism brand. For more information on Regional Councils and Empire State Development, visit www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov and www.esd.ny.gov. Contact: Kristin Devoe | [email protected] | (518) 292-5107 Press Office | [email protected] | (800) 260-7313
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Board Meeting

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 3:00pm
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Press Release

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 1:03pm
State to Collaborate with Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council to Revitalize Utica's Downtown Part of Governor's Comprehensive Approach to Transform Communities into Vibrant Neighborhoods and Boost Local Economies Downtown Revitalization Investments Are Crucial Part of Mohawk Valley's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Utica's Downtown Genesee Street area will receive $10 million in funding as the Mohawk Valley's winner of the fourth round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. As in the first three rounds of the DRI, one municipality from each of the state's 10 regional economic development regions is selected as a $10 million winner, marking another overall state goal to target $100 million in funding and investments to help communities boost their economies by transforming downtowns into vibrant neighborhoods where the next generation of New Yorkers will want to live, work and raise a family. "Utica's recent growth shows the city has immense potential as a business hub and cultural destination" Governor Cuomo said. "Like other downtown communities here in the Mohawk Valley and across the state, the Genesee Street neighborhood has an opportunity to maximize its potential as a Downtown Revitalization Initiative winner, and we look forward to seeing the local community's vision for itself come to life." "The Mohawk Valley is growing with new businesses and development, and this significant funding as part of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative will continue that momentum of progress," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "The DRI will strengthen Utica's commercial corridor and enhance the downtown core with increased connectivity and new developments. The Mohawk Valley is a hub for high-tech business and innovation, and this strategic investment will grow the economy to improve quality of life and help attract more businesses, residents and visitors to the area." Read the full press release here. 
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Press Release

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 12:49pm
Project Supported by a $200,000 Capital Grant from Long Island Regional Economic Development Council Hofstra Launches New M.S. in Cybersecurity to Complement Existing Undergraduate and MBA Programs During National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of the Cybersecurity Innovation and Research Center at Hofstra University. The new center will train students to detect and defend against cybercrime, while fostering partnerships between industry, government and academia to analyze threats and strengthen network security across the Empire State. New York State supported the $1.35 million project with a $200,000 capital grant, awarded through the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council. The center furthers Governor Cuomo's efforts to invest in New York's tech economy and train New Yorkers for 21st century jobs. "Our economy is more reliant on technology than ever before, and we must ensure New York has the resources to defend against cyberattacks," Governor Cuomo said. "This new research center will teach the next generation of New Yorkers how to counter these emerging threats, while preparing our entire state to handle the cybersecurity challenges of the future." Hofstra President and Long Island Regional Economic Development Council Co-Chair Stuart Rabinowitz said, "Cybercrime is an existential threat with staggering global economic and security implications. Working in partnership with the State of New York, we have created a center that will train a new generation of cybersecurity experts who can stay ahead of increasingly sophisticated hackers and safeguard the information and technology that power our economy." Read the full press release here. 
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Press Release

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 11:31am
The Multi-Million Dollar Corridor Creates Unparalleled Drone Testing Capability Home of UAS Industry Competition GENIUS NY, the Tech Garden Also Set to Expand in Downtown Syracuse UAS Investment is Supported by CNY Rising - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy Link to Renderings of Tech Garden Expansion Available Here Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the state supported 50-mile unmanned traffic management drone corridor, which runs from Central New York to the Mohawk Valley. The first-in-the-nation corridor is the most advanced drone testing corridor in the nation. With the needed infrastructure now in place, companies will be able to test both unmanned aerial systems platforms and UTM technologies in real world settings, generating data that will inform the industry and regulators and taking us one step closer towards the routine commercial use of drones. The completion of the corridor advances the regions' collective strategy to accelerate and support emerging uses of UAS in key industries, including agriculture and forest management, transportation and logistics, media and film development, utilities and infrastructure and public safety. At the Syracuse International Airport, the Governor today also announced that the home of the innovative GENIUS NY UAS competition, the Tech Garden in Downtown Syracuse, will undergo a major expansion project to include the addition of two floors to the existing facility. The increased visibility and street-scape will serve as the anchor of the Syracuse's City Center Innovation Hub, a core component of the Syracuse Surge strategy, and will serve as the gateway to the "Innovation Alley" on Warren Street in Syracuse. Empire State Development is assisting the expansion project with up to $12.5 million made available through the regionally designed CNY Rising Upstate Revitalization Initiative plan. "The completion of the 50-mile drone corridor is a groundbreaking achievement that caps a key strategy laid out in our CNY Rising plan to make Central New York and the Mohawk Valley a global center for UAS testing and innovation," Governor Cuomo said. "Additionally, the Tech Garden expansion in Syracuse will further our efforts to draw forward-thinking industry entrepreneurs, including within the UAS industry, to the area ensuring the region continues to rise for decades to come." "As Chair of the Regional Economic Development Councils, I have seen firsthand the evolution of our work to grow the UAS and UTM industry in Central New York," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "This 50-mile drone corridor is another milestone in our efforts to create the most advanced drone testing corridor in the nation. The multi-million-dollar effort will grow the number of high-tech jobs in the region, strengthen the economy, and advance our Central NY Rising strategy." Read the full press release here. 
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