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Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:40pm
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced six transformational projects for Downtown Brooklyn as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award. The strategic investments in Downtown Brooklyn will build upon the area's role as one of the most dynamic, rapidly evolving areas of New York City, a symbol of urban resurgence, and a vital business, residential, cultural, civic, and transportation center. The investments are part of the Governor's ongoing efforts to revitalize the economy and create more opportunities for New York City. "This investment reflects our commitment to Brooklyn's continued growth and enhanced quality of life for residents and visitors alike," Governor Cuomo said. "Downtown Brooklyn's transformation into a hub for culture, entertainment and economic opportunity is a remarkable success story, and the DRI will ensure that the trend continues." "The transformation of Downtown Brooklyn and the Navy Yard has been a catalyst for growth and job creation, and we are committed to building on that progress," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, who made today's announcement. "With funding from the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, significant projects to improve walkability and safety will better connect Downtown Brooklyn and the Navy Yard to surrounding neighborhoods. These efforts will help to improve quality of life and advance momentum for continued investment and growth." Read the full press release here. 
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Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 4:50pm
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced six transformational projects for New Rochelle as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award. The strategic investments in downtown New Rochelle will further enhance and highlight the community's strengths, including regional accessibility, vibrant arts and culture, and the city's Downtown Overlay Zone, which has catalyzed five new private developments in the DRI Area since 2015. The investments are part of the Governor's ongoing efforts to revitalize the economy and create more opportunities for the Mid-Hudson Valley region. "With the help of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, New Rochelle will achieve greater neighborhood development, improved community spaces, and new opportunities for education and workforce advancement," Governor Cuomo said. "These targeted investments will further enhance the city's dynamic culture and its intertwined professional and residential environments." "New Rochelle has a vibrant arts and culture scene, and the city is working to transform its southern neighborhoods to increase walkability and accessibility of its downtown district," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, who made today's announcement. "Investment in these projects will improve connectivity, linking downtown with the Lincoln Avenue Corridor, provide residents with new recreational opportunities, and enhance quality of life. We are focused on revitalizing the Mid-Hudson region by strategically supporting economic development that continues to attract businesses and strengthen the economy for generations to come." Read the full press release here. 
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Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 10:18am
Industrial Services Manufacturer Supplier Moves into New, 45,000 Square-Foot Facility in the City of Hornell; will Create and Retain Almost 30 Jobs Investment Complements “Southern Tier Soaring” - The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that industrial services manufacturer supplier Strobels Supply has completed its expansion project in the City of Hornell in Steuben County. The company acquired and moved into a 45,000 square-foot facility located in Shawmut Industrial Park from its former, longtime, Airport Road location. The move will allow the successful company to create up to 10 new jobs; 19 jobs will be retained. Strobels Supply is now fully operational at the new location. Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, "Strobels Supply’s decision to expand in Steuben County will create new jobs and opportunity, reflecting New York State’s commitment to supporting and growing the economy in the Southern Tier.” ESD is providing a $200,000 Capital Grant for the expansion project. In addition to the move, the project included the purchase and installation of new equipment for the site. Strobels Supply President & CEO Michael Fortuna said, “The ESD grant monies, were crucial in allowing our company to continue to grow locally. It’s great to see the support of a local company from ESD and local development agencies. The grant has helped us immensely as we begin the next chapter of our business operations.” Originally founded in the 1940’s at Strobels Welding, the company diversified and become known as Strobels Supply in 2003. The company offers industrial painting services and  industrial supplies products for rail car companies nationwide and in Canada, and also services every facet of the transportation industry including clients in the airport, telecommunications, and oil and gas industries. The company provides materials to its clients from some of the most renowned manufacturers in the world including 3M, Axalta (formerly DuPont), Sika, Loctite, Dormer and Starrett among many others. State Senator Thomas F. O'Mara said, “The expansion of Strobels Supply will create jobs and help strengthen the company’s position as an anchor of manufacturing in the city of Hornell and the Southern Tier. These ongoing state and local investments are critical to the city’s and region’s future.” State Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes said, “By providing Strobels Supply with a Capital Grant, ESD is ensuring that the city of Hornell remains a strong manufacturing leader in our region. I commend ESD for providing the funds, and I look forward to seeing companies like Strobels Supply continue to grow in our region.” City of Hornell Mayor John Buckley said, “Strobels is a growing company with a bright future. I am thrilled they decided to move and expand their operations to the City of Hornell.  Many thanks to our friends at Empire State Development for providing vital grant money which made this project possible.  It is this type of investment that helps grow jobs and strengthen local economy.” James Griffin, President & CEO, Hornell Industrial Development Agency said, “The Hornell IDA is incredibly proud to have developed the Shawmut Industrial Park and to have assisted Strobels Supply with its expansion project. We are very proud of our local company and young talent, and we would like to thank Empire State Development for always being a great partner!” For more information about Strobels Supply, click here. Accelerating Southern Tier Soaring  Today's announcement complements “Southern Tier Soaring,” the region’s comprehensive blueprint to generate robust economic growth and community development. The State has already invested more than $6.2 billion in the region since 2012 to lay for groundwork for the plan – attracting a talented workforce, growing business and driving innovation. Today, unemployment is down to the lowest levels since before the Great Recession; personal and corporate income taxes are down; and businesses are choosing places like Binghamton, Johnson City and Corning as a destination in which to grow and invest. Now, the region is accelerating Southern Tier Soaring with a $500 million State investment through the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, announced by Governor Cuomo in December 2015. The State’s $500 million investment will incentivize private business to invest well over $2.5 billion – and the region’s plan, as submitted, projects up to 10,200 new jobs. More information is available here. Contact: Shari Voorhees-Vincent | [email protected] | (585)399-7055 ESD Press Office | [email protected] | (800) 260-7313
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 2:25pm
Empire State Development (ESD) today announced the groundbreaking for Monaghan Medical Corporation's new 65,000 square foot facility in the Town of Plattsburgh, Clinton County. The new facility will be located at the former Clinton County Airport, which is emerging as a regional hub for manufacturing, and furthers the North Country Regional Economic Development Council's priority of supporting and expanding this sector of the North Country economy. ESD President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, "Monaghan Medical Corporation’s decision to expand its manufacturing operations in Plattsburgh shows how public-private investments are growing jobs, regional economies and industries in the North Country and across New York State." Monaghan Medical Corporation, part of Ontario-based Trudell Medical Limited, is a global leader in the development and manufacture of aerosol drug delivery devices and respiratory management products. The company will invest $10 million to build a new, 65,000 square foot facility on 35 acres of property and outfit it with new machinery and equipment. Having outgrown its current facility, Monaghan will use this opportunity to improve the layout of its production lines, increasing efficiency and output, to meet increased product demand. Additionally, Monaghan has committed to create 10 new jobs and retain 72 at-risk positions at this location. George T. Baran, Trudell Medical Limited Executive Chairman, said, "We are extremely excited about our new facility. Monaghan has been a contributor to the Plattsburgh economy for many years. Our commitment to continue to invest in the Plattsburgh area and employees is a testament to the commitment and quality of our work force. We had the opportunity and were approached by many communities to set up shop outside of Plattsburgh. However, we are committed to maintaining our current workforce and growing in Plattsburgh. The community and local governments have been supportive and cooperative in making this happen. We are building a world-class facility and will continue to manufacture and supply leading edge products such as the AeroChamber for patients with respiratory issues." ESD has agreed to support this expansion with performance-based incentives totaling $590,000, without which the Plattsburgh operation, jobs and expansion project would have been in jeopardy. The County of Clinton Industrial Development Agency is providing additional assistance through a PILOT agreement and sales tax abatement. County of Clinton IDA Chair Trent Trahan said, "This project will result in a $10 million investment in Clinton County, and retains and creates over 80 local jobs. The IDA is proud to help facilitate Monaghan’s growth in Plattsburgh, and looks forward to continuing to work with the company, as well as our local and state partners, as we continue to grow Clinton County’s economy." Senator Betty Little said, "Monaghan Medical Corporation’s local investment and expansion is really terrific news for its employees and for our region. I am very grateful for the partnership of Empire State Development, along with the County of Clinton IDA, to help encourage this kind of private-sector growth that will have a positive impact for years to come." Assembly Member Billy Jones said, "The partnership between Monaghan Medical Corporation and Empire State Development will allow this important local manufacturer to relocate to a new, larger facility at the former Clinton County Airport. It will help create new jobs and protect existing good-paying jobs in our community, keeping our economy growing in the North Country." Harry J. McManus, Chairman of the Clinton County Legislature, said, "Clinton County is excited for today’s announcement of Monaghan Medical’s expansion plans at the site of the former Clinton County Airport. This development is exactly what the County envisioned when we relocated our airport 12 years ago. As we continue to develop this entire site, the Monaghan project will be instrumental in attracting additional investment and interest which will, in turn, grow our economy. We wish Monaghan Medical success in their new endeavor." Plattsburgh Town Supervisor Michael Cashman said, "It is exciting to see Monaghan Medical Corporation building a new facility in Town. The site selected is a perfect fit to the ever-expanding former Clinton County Airport property. Monaghan will be neighbors to Norsk Titanium and other global leaders in their respective industries. Our region continues to optimize historic public and private investments. This corridor in Town is the future of our region and their $10 million investment is a welcome addition." Monaghan Medical Corporation's devices are commonly used in the treatment of conditions like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The company's mission is to provide patients and caregivers with the most advanced, therapeutic and cost-effective product solutions, achieved through product development utilizing core capabilities in mechanical design complimented by collaboration with a state-of-the-art aerosol research laboratory. 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 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, visit www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov and www.esd.ny.gov. Contact: Adam Ostrowski | [email protected] | (518) 292-5148 ESD Press Office | [email protected] | (800) 260-7313
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 12:46pm
13 Downtown Revitalization Projects Will Augment Auburn's Investments to Redevelop Urban Core Investment Complements "CNY Rising" - the Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced 13 transformational projects for downtown Auburn as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award. The strategic investments in downtown Auburn will build on the interconnected relationships between its many natural, multicultural, educational, and historic assets, serving as a meeting place for civic engagement, and sustaining its unparalleled quality of life supported by a strong local economy, diversity, and restored vibrancy for all in the Auburn Business Improvement District and West End Arts District. The investments are part of the Governor's ongoing efforts to revitalize the upstate economy and create more opportunities for Central New York. "Auburn has a unique opportunity to reclaim its rich cultural and artistic heritage through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative," Governor Cuomo said. "By restoring its historic buildings as well as creating modern facilities that will deliver essential public services, this community is poised to flourish for generations to come."      "Auburn is rich in history with the advancement of human rights movements and as the home of Harriet Tubman and William Seward," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, who made today's announcement. "Building on our investments in the city, including the Equal Rights Heritage Center, these Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects will transform Auburn's historic city center and downtown, drawing visitors and enhancing quality of life for residents. We are focused on revitalizing Central New York with strategic investments to attract businesses and strengthen the economy for generations to come." Read the full press release here. 
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Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:09pm
Submissions Were Received from 23 States and 16 Countries; One-third of Applicants Are Female The Food and Agriculture Industry Competition Is Funded through Upstate Revitalization Initiatives - Finger Lakes Forward, CNY Rising, and Southern Tier Soaring - Regional Comprehensive Strategies Aimed at Revitalizing Communities and Growing the Economy Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 199 applications have been submitted for round one of the Grow-NY food innovation and agriculture technology business challenge. The initiative is focused on enhancing the emerging food, beverage and agriculture innovation cluster in the Finger Lakes, Central New York and Southern Tier regions. The Grow-NY region includes a broad, 22-county swath of Upstate New York's most vibrant farmlands as well as several major urban centers, including Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca and Binghamton. "The Grow-NY competition has attracted a group of diverse, innovative entrepreneurs who are ready to focus on finding new ways to further transform New York's world-renowned food and agricultural industry," Governor Cuomo said. "Through efforts like this we are continuing to bolster these regional economies and foster statewide growth in this critical industry." "The Grow-NY competition builds on our efforts to grow the agriculture industry across the state," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Chair of the statewide Regional Economic Development Councils. "New York has some of the best food and beverage products in the world, and this innovative challenge will further strengthen the industry in the Central, Finger Lakes, and Southern Tier regions. We want to make sure that entrepreneurs, particularly women-owned businesses, have the access and opportunity to enhance and transform the industry, creating jobs and ensuring a 21st Century economy." Read the full press release here. 
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Friday, July 26, 2019 - 5:45pm
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced 10 transformational projects for Lockport as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award. The strategic investments in Lockport encompass rehabilitation and redevelopment of several iconic buildings and historic areas, including the Erie Canal, F&M Building, Cornerstone CFCU Arena, and Harrison place, as well as small businesses and services supporting the local community. The investments are part of the Governor's ongoing efforts to revitalize the upstate economy and create more opportunities for Western New York. "Through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, Lockport will be able to secure significant upgrades in housing, transit, and community spaces, along with new business opportunities." Governor Cuomo said. "Western New York has seen unprecedented development in recent years, and with these targeted investments we are empowering communities to make further improvements that benefit the residents and visitors." "I was proud to represent the people of Lockport as a member of Congress and I know how important our Downtown Revitalization Initiative will be for the future of this unique Canal community," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, who made today's announcement. "The $10 million in funding will allow Lockport to advance transformational projects which will improve quality of life for residents, create jobs, and help draw even more visitors to experience the history and heritage of the Erie Canal and Niagara County. This targeted state investment is part of our ongoing efforts to improve the economy of Western New York." Read the full press release here. 
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Public Notice

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 4:36pm
Final Scope - Bronx Psychiatric Center Redevelopment Project
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Press Release

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 2:15pm
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced 15 transformational projects for Amsterdam as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award. The strategic investments in downtown Amsterdam will enhance several initiatives including Riverlink Park, the waterfront, the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook, community gathering spaces, new businesses and restaurants along Bridge Street, among others. The investments are part of the Governor's ongoing efforts to revitalize the upstate economy and create more opportunities for the Mohawk Valley. "The Downtown Revitalization Initiative is turning downtown neighborhoods across the state into vibrant communities where New Yorkers want to live, work and raise families," Governor Cuomo said. "These targeted investments in Amsterdam will bring new recreational options, economic development and community services to the region and help drive the local economy forward." "The City of Amsterdam was once booming with industrial manufacturers, but experienced a decline in the industry like many upstate cities decades ago," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, who made today's announcement. "This significant investment in economic development projects will help Amsterdam continue its revitalization with mixed-use development to enhance quality of life. The Downtown Revitalization Initiative is providing communities with the funding they need to attract businesses and grow their economies." Read the full press release here. 
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Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 12:30pm
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced 10 transformational projects for downtown Saranac Lake as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award. The strategic investments in downtown Saranac Lake will augment the village's strengths: proximity to the Adirondack Mountains and recreation attractions, a vibrant arts and cultural community, and a mix of small businesses in its walkable downtown. The investments are part of the Governor's ongoing efforts to revitalize the Upstate economy and create more opportunities for the North Country. "These targeted investments in Saranac Lake will help strengthen the surrounding businesses and communities," Governor Cuomo said. "By investing in our downtown neighborhoods we can help attract even more new businesses, residents and visitors to Saranac Lake." "As we work to protect the natural beauty of the Adirondacks, we must also ensure that local communities like Saranac Lake are vibrant and thriving," Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said, who made today's announcement. "These Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects will be a significant boost for this community, helping to bring in more visitors and improve quality of life for local residents. Our investments represent a continued commitment to advancing the future of the North Country economy." Read the full press release here. 
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