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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of $20 Million Jawonio Corporate Headquarters and Summer Education Cabins in Rockland County

Lifespan Services Provider Commits to Creating 230 New Jobs in Mid-Hudson Region

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the completion of the $20 million Jawonio campus in New City, Rockland County. The project consisted of the relocation of Jawonio's summer education facility and construction of a new 70,000 square foot facility for corporate offices and a new Workforce Training Center. As part of this project, the organization has committed to creating 230 new jobs and retaining nearly 700 full-time positions. New York State supported the expansion with more than $3.3 million in Empire State Development capital grants, recommended by the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council.

"For decades, Jawonio has provided important services in the Mid-Hudson region that have created pathways to success for individuals who are now able to fully participate in the job market," Governor Hochul said. "This new campus expands on that success and will provide a streamlined continuum of services and training from childhood to adulthood that will not only prepare qualified workers for jobs in the region, but it will also give them the ability to overcome barriers and thrive."

"The completion of Jawonio's campus in New City is a great step towards increasing and improving services for people with developmental disabilities in the Hudson Valley," said Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado. "The new summer education facility and Workforce Training Center will help keep people active throughout the summer and help more people with developmental disabilities to prepare for and find employment."

Immediate Past CEO Jill A. Warner said, "Jawonio has a long history of working in partnership with the community and New York State government agencies. Empire State Development was instrumental in the funding of this campus development, and we thank them. By working together, we are changing the world for the better, one person at a time."

ESD President, CEO and Commissioner Hope Knight said, "We are committed to creating jobs and opportunities for all New Yorkers, and Jawonio's new corporate headquarters, workforce training and education facilities will help to ensure that we continue to do so. We're proud to support this lifespan services provider in building greater equity in our talent pipeline, which will also boost the economy in the Mid-Hudson region and beyond."

Read the full press release here.