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Governor Hochul Announces Tupper Lake as the Second $10 Million North Country Winner of Fifth-Round Downtown Revitalization Initiative

State to Work with Residents, Community Leaders and Public Officials to Revitalize Tupper Lake's Downtown

Downtown Revitalization Investments Are Crucial Part of the State's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that Tupper Lake will receive $10 million in funding as one of the North Country region winners of the fifth round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). As part of DRI Round 5, each of the state's 10 regional economic development regions are being awarded $20 million, to make for a total state commitment of $200 million in funding and investments to help communities boost their post COVID-19 economies by transforming downtowns into vibrant neighborhoods.

"Vibrant downtowns play a crucial role in allowing communities to thrive and through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, New York is helping ensure our local partners have the resources they need to transform these areas," Governor Hochul said. "With this funding, Tupper Lake will not only be able to improve the quality of life for those who live there, but also ensure this community remains a gem of the Adirondacks and destination for tourists from around the globe."

Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin said, "As we continue to build back from COVID-19, the State's Downtown Revitalization Initiative is a critical tool to help communities across New York recover. The $10 million in funding awarded to Tupper Lake will help their community achieve more vibrant neighborhoods and boost the post COVID-19 economy."

Read the full press release here.