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Public Notice

Monday, March 15, 2021 - 5:30pm
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Public Notice

Monday, March 15, 2021 - 5:30pm
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Press Release

Monday, March 15, 2021 - 3:07pm
First in a Series of Webinars to Begin on March 18 Designed to Amplify Voices of Women, Particularly During the Pandemic, which has been Especially Difficult for Women Founders and Women in the Workforce    Inaugural Event to be Kicked Off by Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul for Women’s History Month, which runs throughout March    Empire State Development today announced the “Built by Women: Frank Conversations with Women Founders and Funders” virtual speaker series will begin on Thursday, March 18 with the first event, “Lift Off: Raising your Seed Round” at 12:30 p.m. This event will be led by Tiffany Dufu, Founder and CEO of The Cru, and Jenny Fielding, Managing Director of Tech Stars NYC and founder and general partner of The Fund and will be kicked off by introductory remarks from Lieutenant Governor, Kathy Hochul.   "When the COVID-19 tsunami came crashing on our shores one year ago, the tidal wave swept over our most vulnerable, and now left in the wake are women of all ages struggling to stay afloat," Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said. "The Built by Women series will host important conversations on how we prioritize women's economic empowerment and create opportunities that lead to sustainable financial independence. Our goal is that by next year’s Women’s History Month, we will celebrate how women came back stronger, more resilient and more empowered than ever through this pandemic."  Empire State Development Acting Commissioner and President & CEO-designate Eric Gertler said, “It is imperative that we call attention to the challenges small businesses face, especially those issues that have been exacerbated during the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic has taken a particularly hard toll on women and minorities and this series of virtual talks are a great way to learn from the experiences of women who are meeting today's challenges and want to share their stories.”     NY Ventures and NYSTAR is launching a series of conversations between women founders and funders to amplify women’s voices, explore the current challenges that women founders face, and address diversity as a key to startup growth and success. Women founders historically have received less than 3% of all investment capital and for women of color, that number drops to less than 1%. Additionally, the pandemic has led to nearly 2.5 million working women leaving the workforce as compared to 1.8 million men, and according to a 2015 study by McKinsey and Company, women's full participation in the workforce could increase global GDP by $28 trillion. Other topics to explore in this series will include:    How to identify unconscious bias and address it    Taking the first step: Saying yes to your entrepreneurial pathway    The value of a board    Where are the women? Recruiting diversity and creating an inclusive environment    What kind of company are you?    Developing your sales strategy    For more information and to register for the March 18 event visit https://esd.ny.gov/built-by-women-series.   About New York Ventures    New York Ventures is the venture capital investment arm of Empire State Development, New York State’s chief economic development agency. New York Ventures supports and invests in diverse entrepreneurs and their high growth companies across the state to secure a healthy, sustainable and economically vibrant future for all New Yorkers. More information is available here.    About NYSTAR    Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) advances technology innovation and commercialization in New York State. NYSTAR offers programs that assist companies from start-up through maturity, leveraging the state’s unparalleled investment in world-class technology assets and expertise. It provides roughly $55 million annually in funding to support over 70 centers that provide direct assistance to New York State companies—a network of vital assets for enabling technology- and manufacturing-led growth and job creation. NYSTAR and its partners are proud to contribute to New York’s leadership in the global innovation economy. For more information, visit esd.ny.gov/nystar.    About Empire State Development    Empire State Development (ESD) is New York’s chief economic development agency. 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, please visit www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov and www.esd.ny.gov.    Contact:  Kristin Devoe (ESD) | [email protected] | (518) 414-1087 ESD Press Office | [email protected] | (800) 260-7313 
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Public Notice

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 5:30pm
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Public Notice

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 5:30pm
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Public Notice

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 5:30pm
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Board Meeting

Friday, March 5, 2021 - 11:30am
Due to public health concerns and as authorized by Executive Order of the Governor, this meeting will be conducted via teleconference. The public may listen to the meeting via webcast by clicking the link below. Members of the public may submit comments on the Agenda items in writing to [email protected] by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2021.
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Press Release

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 1:29pm
Sucro Sourcing to Create 55 New Jobs with $19 Million Project  Empire State Development (ESD) and New York Power Authority (NYPA) today announced that Miami-based sugar cane refiner Sucro Sourcing has begun interior demolition and refurbishment for its sugar refinery at the former Bethlehem Steel Site in Lackawanna. Sucro Sourcing will invest $19 million to transform three abandoned buildings at the site into newly refurbished facilities, including a sugar refinery and warehouses. The project will result in the creation of 55 new full-time jobs over the next three to five years.  “Like many, my family started in the shadow of the Bethlehem Steel Plant, where my father and grandfather worked and pursued the American dream,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. “The start of interior demolition and refurbishment at the Bethlehem Steel site by Sucro Sourcing brings hope of a rebirth for a community that has been knocked down, but is making a comeback. New York State continues to reverse the decades-long industrial decline in upstate communities by investing in creating good-paying jobs, reimagining unutilized industrial space and spurring economic investment.” “Sucro Sourcing is very excited to expand its business in Western New York, and provide unique, innovative, and low-cost sugar supply opportunities to the many food and beverage customers in the Great Lakes area,” said Jonathan Taylor, Founder and CEO of Sucro Sourcing.  “Sucro has grown through entrepreneurial creativity and the support of its customers, and we see the current energy, support and leadership being demonstrated in Western New York as key to the project’s success.”  Founded in 2014, Sucro Sourcing provides pure refined cane sugar for its many industrial customers. The company’s current operation in Lackawanna not only serves the food industry in upstate New York but also supplies several leading global multinational food companies, thanks to the recent addition of a liquid sugar processing facility.    Sucro’s new facilities will be located on a 12.04-acre site at the Lackawanna Business Park, which will undergo environmental remediation under New York State Department of Environmental Conservation oversight through the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program.  The expansion project is one of several new developments happening at the Bethlehem site including Time Release Sciences’ relocation project and a proposed new warehouse/manufacturing building to meet the growing regional demand for more industrial space.  The Sucro project will be completed in phases. When fully operational in 2024, it is expected to produce up to 300,000 metric tons of refined sugar annually. The project includes:  Improvements to land and buildings for storage, logistical operations, sugar refining operations.  Improvements to the port terminal to improve flow of raw material.  Improvements to access roads and rail lines to move finished product out of the facility.  Equipment for the production facility.  Construction of an additional building for storage of raw sugar.  “New York State’s investment in innovative companies like Sucro Sourcing continues to grow our regional economies,” said Empire State Development Acting Commissioner and President & CEO-designate Eric Gertler. “This sugar refinery is just one example of how the former Bethlehem Steel site is being reimagined for businesses looking to expand and create long-term jobs and opportunity.” “The Niagara hydropower allocation to Sucro Sourcing allows the firm long-term security so that it can stay and grow in Western New York,” said John R. Koelmel, NYPA Chairman and Buffalo resident.  “As a good neighbor, NYPA is committed to supporting businesses in the region as we move forward and safely rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.” “Across New York, the State’s Brownfield Cleanup Program is ensuring that former contaminated sites like Bethlehem Steel are responsibly cleaned up and put back into productive use,” said Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos. “Today’s announcement is the latest step forward in the sustained transformation of the region’s largest and most identifiable industrial sites into a driver for economic development in this community.”  Sucro Sourcing will be located at 2303 Hamburg Turnpike in Lackawanna. It is eligible for up to $695,000 in tax credits through the Excelsior Jobs Program in exchange for promised job commitments. The firm was also awarded a 5,000-kilowatt hydropower allocation from the New York Power Authority’s Niagara Power Project in January in support of the project.  Low-cost Niagara hydropower is available for companies within a 30-mile radius of NYPA’s Niagara Power Project or businesses in Chautauqua County. Niagara hydropower is linked to tens of thousands of existing jobs in the region. More information about business growth opportunities supported by NYPA is available on its Economic Development webpage. Senator Tim Kennedy said, “With the start of this demolition, Western New Yorkers are finally seeing a transformative approach to the former Bethlehem Steel site.  The site was once humming with jobs and economic activity, and now, with this substantial investment from Sucro and other businesses, we’re working our way towards seeing that potential once again.  I look forward to the opportunities that this project will open up for the working men and women of Lackawanna, and I'm pleased to see New York recognizing the importance and impact this will have.” Assemblyman Jon Rivera said, “After years of stagnation it is exciting to see projects like this breathing new life into Lackawanna and Western New York. The region is on an undeniable trajectory towards smarter growth, evidenced by projects like this.” Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz said, “The expansion of Sucro Sourcing in Lackawanna shows once again how attractive the former Bethlehem steel site is to business, as evidenced by their $19 million private investment there and the creation of 45 new jobs that will be supported by this expansion.  In addition, old and unused buildings on the site are part of this project and will be transformed into modern, accessible business spaces to suit Sucro Sourcing’s expanded needs. This is a win-win and we are excited to see this project begin.” Lackawanna Mayor Annette Iafallo said, “Sucro Sourcing’s investments at the former Bethlehem Steel site represent huge steps forward in our collective efforts to rebuild Lackawanna’s economy and increase local job opportunities.  Through strong public/private partnerships, this once thriving industrial complex is being reimagined as a modern commerce park capable of breathing new economic life into Lackawanna and Erie County for years to come.” Find more information about Sucro Sourcing here.  Contacts: Pamm Lent (Governor’s office) | [email protected] | 716-846-8309 Laura Magee (ESD) | [email protected] | 716-846-8239
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Press Release

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:46pm
Empire State Development Seeking Economic Development Project for 1.2-Acre Lot Across from Javits Convention Center      Proposals due by May 6, 2021; RFP Application Available Here  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that a Request for Proposals for the commercial or mixed-use development of 418 11th Avenue, one of the last remaining vacant parcels on the West Side of Midtown Manhattan, is now open. The approximately 1.2-acre site, referred to as Site K, is owned by the New York Convention Center Development Corporation - an Empire State Development subsidiary - and is located directly east of the main entrance to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, which is currently undergoing a $1.5 billion, 1.2 million square-foot expansion.  "From the opening of Moynihan Train Hall to the High Line expansion, we are creating a vibrant, transit-oriented Midtown West that is designed to fuel significant economic growth as we restart our state's economy," Governor Cuomo said. "Site K will bring even more opportunities to this flourishing New York neighborhood, with improved transit, new outdoor spaces and affordable housing opportunities - a true testament to our commitment to build back better."    ESD Acting Commissioner, and President and CEO-designate Eric Gertler said, "Governor Cuomo's vision to transform Manhattan's West Side takes a big step forward with ESD's issuance of the Site K RFP. As we continue to advance our work on the Javits Center expansion, this project presents a unique development opportunity at the front door of one of New York's most highly trafficked destinations, hosting world-famous events and industry gatherings attended by hundreds of thousands of visitors, convention-goers and New Yorkers annually." Read the full press release here.
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