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Press Release

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 3:09pm
Expansion is Creating New Jobs, Additional Manufacturing Space and Increasing Overall Efficiency Empire State Development (ESD) today announced the completion of Eastman Machine Company’s $1.6 million expansion of its manufacturing facility in downtown Buffalo, retaining its existing 124-person workforce and creating six new jobs. The company is a leading manufacturer of cutting machines and customized cutting solutions, with customers located in more than 100 countries. “Western New York is home to a wide variety of innovative manufacturing companies, like Eastman Machine, that have strategically diversified to grow and respond to increased worldwide demand for their cutting-edge products,” said ESD President, CEO and Commissioner Hope Knight.  “We thank this family-owned, fifth generation business for investing in its employees and in the community, and for helping to further advance Buffalo’s thriving manufacturing sector.” ESD is providing Eastman Machine Company up to $210,000 in performance-based New York State Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits in exchange for job creation commitments. The 7,400-square-foot addition to Eastman’s main building includes a high bay area, two new docks and new entry and foyer.  The expansion will result in increased throughput, capacity and efficiency.   Expansion activities also include a state-of-the-art showroom to host Eastman’s global visitors. Eastman Machine Company is a fifth generation, family-owned manufacturing business located on Washington Street.  Founded in 1888 after developing the first electric fabric cutting machine, Eastman is a leading cutting and material machine manufacturer.  From its headquarters in Buffalo and through distributors around the world, the company provides custom engineered cutting and material handling solutions and innovative technologies for a variety of industries worldwide.    Robert Stevenson, CEO of Eastman Machine Co. said, “It’s an innate step forward for Eastman. We need the room to continue giving our customers and prospects individualized attention.” The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees also approved a funding award of $170,000 to Eastman Machine Company for its expansion as part of a wide array of NYPA economic development incentives in Western New York and around the state.  NYPA Chairman and Buffalo resident John R. Koelmel said, “The Niagara Power Project is a staple of Western New York’s economy, supporting tens of thousands of jobs in the region. NYPA is proud to support Eastman’s expansion as they continue to provide cutting-edge solutions to manufacturers worldwide.” Senator Tim Kennedy said, “Eastman’s expansion is not only an example of their commitment to Western New York’s workforce, but of their continued investment in our region’s economy as a whole. For five generations, Eastman’s leadership has actively chosen to grow its manufacturing business in the Queen City, and this latest evolution underscores its noteworthy intentions to stay rooted in Buffalo long-term.” Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes said, “I’d like to congratulate Eastman Machine Company on their recent expansion. Eastman is a multi-generation, family-owned, international business residing in the heart of downtown Buffalo. This expansion will allow Eastman Machine Company to increase its operational efficiencies and capacities, hopefully allowing them to grow even more.” City of Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown said, “In order to continue to grow our City’s economy and create more good-paying jobs, it’s important to support our existing businesses and help them expand their operations.  The completion of yet another successful expansion at the Eastman Machine facility in downtown Buffalo is a great example of its commitment to global growth in American manufacturing, the future of its expanding workforce and its continued dedication to the Buffalo community. I also want to thank Governor Kathy Hochul and Empire State Development for providing the support needed to complete this $1.6 million expansion project at one our city’s oldest family-owned manufacturers, a meaningful and important endeavor that will benefit our entire community and further strengthen Buffalo’s manufacturing sector.” About Eastman Machine Company Eastman Machine Company is a cutting machine manufacturer, providing custom engineered solutions and innovative technologies for a variety of industries. Eastman offers the industry’s widest range of classic, hand-held and manually operated fabric cutting machines; as well as a comprehensive line of fully automated, computerized cutting and plotting systems. Manufactured with the highest quality materials, built to precise specifications, and subject to rigorous testing, Eastman’s line of cutting systems have been setting the standard for over a century. Matched to specific customer needs, Eastman has a solution for virtually every cutting requirement. To learn more about Eastman Machine and its mission, watch the company profile video: More Than a Machine. 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. Using 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 the New York State 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: Pamm Lent | [email protected] | (716) 846-8309 Laura Magee | [email protected] | (716) 846-8239
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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 11:59am
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Press Release

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 12:21pm
Upcoming community information sessions on August 17 and 18 Second round includes an expanded building renovation program plus $4M in additional funding Empire State Development (ESD) today reminded commercial and mixed-use property owners that applications are available for the second round of the East Side Commercial Districts Program in Buffalo.  Additional community information sessions have also been scheduled for August 17 and 18.  This program is creating an expanded building renovation program in four investment areas—Jefferson Avenue Commercial District, MLK Park Business District, Broadway Fillmore, and Kensington Bailey—to improve the business climate, combat commercial vacancies, and contribute to the corridors’ overall revitalization.  The program, which launched with $2 million in funding, will receive an additional $1 million for each of the four districts, bringing the program’s funding total to $6 million.  Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Hope Knight said, “With the launch of applications for round two of the East Side Commercial Districts Program, we will begin to see capital investments that will revitalize these commercial districts, developing and strengthening businesses and increasing mixed-use opportunities that will better serve Buffalo neighborhoods.” Applications are due Friday, Sept. 16, and are available at the website for each Local Program Administrator (LPA) - Broadway Fillmore Neighborhood Housing Services (BFNHS), Citizens’ Alliance, Inc. in partnership with the Black Chamber of Commerce and University District Community Development Association (UDCDA). In addition, each LPA will be holding community information sessions.  See details below and links for flyers: Kensington Bailey Wednesday, August 17 5:30 to 7 p.m. UDCDA’s Office - 995 Kensington Ave Questions? Essence Sweat: [email protected] MLK Park & Broadway Fillmore Thursday, August 18 4 to 5:30 p.m. Three Stories Café (first floor) - 1021 Broadway Questions? Brandi Barrett: [email protected] Jefferson Wednesday, August 17 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Group Ministries - 1333 Jefferson Avenue Questions? Sydney Brown: [email protected] The program guidelines have been revised to allow for up to $100,000 in grant assistance available to commercial property owners with buildings in need of exterior and interior repairs. Empire State Development (ESD), the state’s chief economic development agency, is working with district LPAs to administer the program and allocate the additional $1 million from this round to each of the four target districts, inclusive of architecture/engineering support and a contingency fund. Working with an LPA ensures decisions are made at a local level with oversight from the administrator, a community nonprofit.  Building owners are required to contribute 10% of the total project costs. Find the Map of Eligible Districts here.  Interested applicants should contact their LPAs for more information. An informational PowerPoint on Round 2 can be reviewed here. In September 2020, more than $1 million was awarded as part of the first round of grants made through the East Side Commercial District Program. Twenty-one awardees received up to $50,000 in funding for exterior and/or interior repairs to commercial properties located within the four targeted commercial districts.   About Empire State Development Empire State Development 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 the Governor’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: Pamm Lent | [email protected] | (716) 846-8309 | (716) 560-8815 Laura Magee | [email protected] | (716) 846-8239 | (716) 374-4246 
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Press Release

Monday, August 15, 2022 - 3:00pm
Advanced Funding Jumpstarts Four Major Projects on the Outer Harbor and at Canalside $87 Million Project Underway at DL&W Terminal for New Commercial Activity Center and Metro Rail Station Roadway and Safety Improvements to Tifft Street and Louisiana Street Will Create Waterfront Parkways Projects Increase Waterfront Accessibility and Recreation, Will Help Further Boost Development Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the acceleration of several significant projects along Buffalo's waterfront. Advanced funding from the New York Power Authority to the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation will jumpstart four major projects on the Outer Harbor and at Canalside. These projects complement recreation and transportation measures that will promote pedestrian access and continued equitable growth of the waterfront. This accelerated plan builds on more than a decade of progress spearheaded by ECHDC to restore 21 historic acres at Canalside and 200 acres on Buffalo's Outer Harbor that has resulted in more than $300 million in new development and over 1,000 annual events. "We're writing Buffalo's comeback story, and it starts with tapping into the unlimited potential of our city, including parks, infrastructure and amenities," Governor Hochul said. "We're going to completely transform our waterfront into a destination for everyone to enjoy, and we're investing now to get these projects off the ground and finished earlier than expected. I thank Representative Higgins for prioritizing these projects and for his partnership to ensure that future generations of New Yorkers can enjoy all the natural beauty and recreational opportunities that our state has to offer." At the direction of Governor Hochul, NYPA will advance Relicensing Agreement (RA) and Industrial Incentive Award (IIA) payments to ECHDC, which otherwise would have been due over the course of nearly a decade. The NYPA Board of Trustees approved the acceleration of RA payments in March and is expected to review the acceleration of IIA payments in September. As a result, ECHDC will have access to $54.2 million this year, which will accelerate planned projects along Buffalo's waterfront, in some cases by as much as 3 years. ECHDC has identified Wilkeson Pointe, the Bell Slip, the Gateway Building at Canalside and the Buffalo Riverwalk Feasibility Study as initial priorities for use of this funding. NYPA has previously made $72.1 million available to ECHDC in support of its project work. Over the course of the 50-year operating license for the Niagara Power Project, NYPA is providing more than $1 billion worth of benefits to Western New York. $25 million in upgrades will also be made to Buffalo Harbor State Park with the installation of a splash pad near the existing playground and shade structures. The projects will also expand the existing playground to include four new accessible play pieces. Project renderings are available here. Read the full press release here.
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Public Notice

Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 2:00pm
View all grants to be presented at the batch virtual public hearing.
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Press Release

Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 12:36pm
First-in-the-Nation Legislation Offers Financial Assistance in Exchange for New Jobs, Capital Investment, and Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Companies Must Deliver Tangible Community Benefits, Including Prevailing Wage, Workforce Training, and Programs To Expand Opportunities for Disadvantaged Populations Prepares New York to Take Advantage of Major Economic Opportunities Created by Federal CHIPS and Science Bill Signed into Law by President Biden This Week Governor Hochul today signed the groundbreaking, first-in-the-nation Green CHIPS legislation (S.9467/ A.10507) aimed at creating jobs, kick-starting economic growth and maintaining important environmental protections while making New York a hub for semiconductor (also known as "chips") manufacturing. Green CHIPS will help New York capitalize on a historic opportunity to attract chip manufacturers to the state, generating at least $3 billion investment, creating 500 new jobs per project, and lowering greenhouse gas emissions related to chip production. In doing so, the legislation will also help to make the everyday technologies that use these chips more affordable and improve the state's economic standing overall. This new law also positions New York State to greatly benefit from the federal CHIPS and Science Act to increase domestic semiconductor manufacturing in the United States, which was signed into law by President Joseph R. Biden earlier this week. New York's Green CHIPS bill will help the State to conform to the requirements of the federal program, enhancing its competitiveness against other states looking to attract chip manufacturers, all while ensuring this expansion of advanced manufacturing is environmentally sustainable. "New York is poised to lead the nation in semiconductor manufacturing — and as always, we're doing it in the cleanest, greenest way possible," Governor Hochul said. "This transformative legislation, in addition to longstanding investments in this industry and bipartisan action from the federal government, takes a significant step forward in creating jobs and sparking economic growth in New York. If you're looking for a high-tech job or trying to relocate your business, there's no better place than New York State." Read the full press release here.
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Press Release

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 10:54am
All Selected Finalists Are International Teams Highlighting the Global Reach of the Program and Region’s UAS Ecosystem GENIUS NY is Supported by “CNY Rising” – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy Empire State Development (ESD) today announced the five GENIUS NY companies selected to participate in round six of the world’s largest business accelerator focused on uncrewed systems. The companies, which are developing innovations in the uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS), internet of things (IoT) and robotics industries, were selected from a highly competitive pool of more than 200 submissions from over 50 countries. The five finalists are all international teams, representing Canada, the Netherlands, Israel, Poland and the United Kingdom. GENIUS NY participants are required to operate their business in Central New York for at least one year. The program is funded through the CNY Rising Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI), the region’s award-winning strategic plan to generate robust economic growth and community development. Empire State Development Acting President, CEO & Commissioner Hope Knight, said, “These selected GENIUS NY Round Six finalists are ready to take flight, adding to the cohort of forward-thinking innovators that have been drawn to this unique business accelerator competition which is elevating Central New York's unmatched UAS assets and infrastructure." The selected finalists are: Archangel Imaging, Ltd. (United Kingdom) deploys smart machines alongside people to protect valuable assets and at-risk staff in remote or challenging places. Whether its cables being stolen, oil being tapped or elephants poached for ivory, Archangel provides the ability for the security team to know before these incidents are about to happen and immediately intervene or follow up. AVSS - Aerial Vehicle Safety Solutions, Inc. (Canada) produces a parachute recovery system and flight termination system that is commercializing drone technology for Urban Air Mobility (UAM). AVSS’s products are distributed worldwide through their more than 50 authorized dealers’ network and sold directly to drone manufacturers across the world. Dronehub (Poland) develops autonomous charging docks for drones that help companies with large infrastructure to reduce monitoring costs, get real-time aerial data, and exclude the human factor. Dronehub helps industries to collect real-time precise aerial data, process it and automate operations. Fusion Engineering (Netherlands) are working to create the most reliable, flexible and easy-to-use flight controller for any type of multirotor drone. Fusion Engineering builds innovative flight control algorithms to ensure more accurate positioning, disturbance rejection and fault tolerance. Wonder Robotics (Israel) is a leading provider of intelligent and robust autonomous solutions for commercial drone and unmanned platform applications, focusing on the drone delivery and Urban Advance Mobility (UAM/AAM) markets by utilizing highly advanced vision-based capabilities for mission enable and safety. The selected teams will begin the in-residence accelerator at The Tech Garden, CenterState CEO’s regional business incubator, in the coming weeks, and will be immersed in the incubator's business workshops, events, resource pool and mentoring. The GENIUS NY Pitch Finals will be held Nov. 3, and teams will compete for $3 million in investments, including a $1 million grand prize. Throughout the program, companies will also receive stipends, resources, programming, investor demo days and networking opportunities. “We are excited to welcome these teams to Central New York and get to work advancing their business plans and technologies,” said Kara Jones, director of GENIUS NY. “Over the coming year, they will be connected to local businesses for strategic guidance and operational support and be immersed in the tech startup and UAS ecosystems. In addition to high-impact programmatic and business support provided by GENIUS NY, participants will also become more connected to our local community through events and social engagements.” “The fact that each of these GENIUS NY finalists are international teams highlights the strength of the program and the industry’s recognition that Central New York is the single best place to grow your UAS company,” said Robert Simpson, president of CenterState CEO. “In addition to the resources provided by the program these teams will also become part of Central New York’s robust tech ecosystem. We proudly welcome this new cohort to our community and are excited to work with these companies to ensure their companies evolve and grow here.” The GENIUS NY competition has been renewed through round 10 by ESD. The program has attracted more than 26 startups to Central New York since its inception in 2017. To date, the innovative teams have gone on to raise more than $90 million in venture capital and have created more than 60 upstate New York jobs. Senator Rachel May said, “It’s an exciting time for CNY as our technology and innovation sector booms. We must continue to grow, bringing more tech businesses and high-paying jobs to the area. GENIUS NY is doing just that by welcoming innovative companies that are at the forefront of uncrewed systems technology and will no doubt benefit our local community in many ways.”  Senator John W. Mannion said, “GENIUS NY is strategically building on Central New York’s strength as a hub for UAS technology and is attracting upstart companies from around the world to join our established research, design, and innovation ecosystem. I warmly welcome these companies to the region and will work with my colleagues across government and the private sector to ensure they have the support and resources they need to succeed.” Assemblymember William B. Magnarelli said, “Congratulations to the finalists. The GENIUS NY Competition continues to help Central New York maintain its status as a hub for innovative companies exploring uses for unmanned aerial systems and other leading-edge technologies. The partnerships and opportunities created locally during the entrepreneurial stage create a catalyst for grown in our Central New York region.” Assemblyman Al Stirpe said, "After the challenges of the past two-plus years, we must make Central New York's recovery a top priority and work diligently to boost the regional economy, create good-paying jobs and better support hardworking families. The sixth round of the GENIUS NY accelerator helps further our revitalization and strengthens our region's position as a leader in the uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) industry and other high-tech manufacturing fields. Representing a wide range of nations, the five finalists demonstrate the program's international reach and promise good things to come for Central New York." Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon said, “Round six of the exciting GENIUS NY competition will continue to build on the success we've experienced as people come from across the world to Central New York. This innovative competition provides these entrepreneurs with the available tools and resources they need to ensure their long-term success in the region." City of Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh said, “The GENIUS NY competition has aided in expanding our entrepreneurial and tech cultures and brought energy and excitement to the Syracuse Surge -- our strategy for inclusive growth in the New Economy. I look forward to the innovative ideas that the five teams bring to round six of GENIUS NY, and thank Governor Hochul, Empire State Development and CenterState CEO for continued investments in this important economic development initiative." Central New York Regional Economic Development Council Co-chairs Randy Wolken, president and CEO of the Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY), and, Le Moyne College President Linda M. LeMura said, "We are incredibly excited to see what the selected teams will bring to the table for round six. Through our continued support for the GENIUS NY competition, we are ensuring that New York state remains at the forefront of the uncrewed systems industry in Central New York, creating new opportunities and jobs for residents in the region for decades to come." To learn more about GENIUS NY visit, www.geniusny.com. To learn more about CenterState CEO, visit: www.centerstateceo.com. Accelerating CNY Rising Today's announcement complements “CNY Rising,” the region’s comprehensive blueprint to generate robust economic growth and community development. The regionally designed plan focuses on capitalizing on global market opportunities, strengthening entrepreneurship and creating an inclusive economy. The region is accelerating CNY Rising with a $500 million state investment through the Upstate Revitalization Initiative. The state’s $500 million investment is helping incentivize private business to invest well over $2.5 billion – and the region’s plan, as submitted, projects up to 5,900 new jobs. More information is available here. 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 the Regional Economic Development Councils and the marketing of “I LOVE NEW YORK,” 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: Shari Vincent | [email protected] | (585)399-7055 | (800) 260-7313 Press Office | [email protected] | (800) 260-7313
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Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 11:57am
NYSTAR 2022 Annual Report
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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 1:12pm
As required by statute, these reports contain the status of economic development programs administered by Empire State Development. Funding for the projects listed herein was approved by ESD during Fiscal Year 2022-23. Quarterly Status Report - First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2022-2023
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Press Release

Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 6:00pm
Second Round of East Side Commercial Districts Program in Buffalo Includes $4 Million in Additional Funding and Expanded Building Renovation Program Applications for $20 Million Buffalo East Homeowner Assistance Fund Program, $10 Million Buffalo East Home Improvement Program, $4.5 Million East Buffalo Down Payment Assistance Plus Program to Open on August 9 Part of Governor's Historic $50 Million Targeted Investments in East Buffalo Starting August 3, Residents Can Call 211 to Learn More About Programs Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that applications are open for comprehensive programs supporting residents of East Buffalo as part of the state's historic $50 million targeted investments. The Governor announced applications WILL BE available MONDAY for THE second round of the $4 million East Side Commercial Districts Program, which is creating an expanded building renovation program in four investment areas—Jefferson Avenue Commercial District, MLK Park Business District, Broadway Fillmore, and Kensington Bailey—to improve the business climate, combat commercial vacancies, and contribute to the corridors' overall revitalization. Additionally, Governor Hochul announced that applications for the $20 million Buffalo East Homeowner Assistance Fund, $10 million Buffalo East Home Improvement Program, and $4.5 million East Buffalo Down Payment Assistance Plus Program will open on Tuesday, August 9. Starting Wednesday, August 3, residents can call 211 to learn about our housing programs and small business grants and how to apply.   "As members of the East Buffalo community continue to heal from this terrible tragedy, we remain committed to taking on systemic challenges to help recover and build back stronger," Governor Kathy Hochul said. "On this Day of Hope and Healing, I am proud to announce these vital resources available to East Buffalo residents in collaboration with the City, the County, community members and other partners." Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Hope Knight said, "With the launch of applications for the second round of the East Side Commercial Districts Program, we will begin to see capital investments that will transform these commercial districts, developing and enhancing businesses and increasing mixed-use opportunities that better serve and revitalize these Buffalo neighborhoods."  Read the full press release here.
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