Governor Cuomo Launches Fourth Round of 76west Clean Energy Competition to Bring Clean Tech Companies to Southern Tier

Applicants to Compete for Six Awards Totaling $2.5 Million

December 12, 2018

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the 76West Clean Energy Competition is now accepting applications from emerging clean energy companies for its fourth round. 76West, one of the largest competitions in the nation focusing on supporting and growing emerging clean energy businesses and economic development, complements "Southern Tier Soaring," the region's comprehensive strategy to generate robust economic growth and community development.

"The Southern Tier is home to some of the most innovative businesses in the country, and 76West is maximizing the amazing talent in this region to build a stronger clean energy economy," Governor Cuomo said. "While the federal government ignores climate change and the need for emerging clean energy technologies, New York will continue to provide support for this industry through innovative programs that help us meet our nation-leading clean energy goals."

"I've attended the 76West award ceremony for the past three years and have witnessed the excitement and new energy when we successfully entice companies to come to the Southern Tier," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "The 76West Clean Energy Competition is an example of creative economic development strategies spurring start-ups in the industries of the future. With the fourth round of the competition, we're incentivizing clean energy innovation to create more jobs and opportunities in the Southern Tier and throughout the state."

Read the full press release here.