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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 10:40am
As part of Round VII of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative, the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council (MHREDC)  was awarded $84.8 million for 113 projects as one of five regional Top Performers. After seven rounds of the Regional Council initiative, the Mid-Hudson Region has received $560.7 million in state resources to support 687 projects across the region.  MHREDC Chair and Marist College President Emeritus Dennis Murray said, “I am delighted that the Mid-Hudson was chosen a Top Performer for the second year in a row.  This award supports projects ranging from major infrastructure to family-owned businesses. Our work has strengthened the vitality of our region and I’m confident these new projects will make the Mid-Hudson an even better place to live, work, and play.  My thanks to the members of the MHREDC for their good work in putting our plan together, and to the Governor and other elected officials for their support.” Read the full press release. 
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Press Release

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 10:36am
As part of Round VII of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative, the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council (LIREDC) was awarded $84.3 million for 98 projects as one of five regional Top Performers. After seven rounds of the Regional Council initiative, the Long Island Region has received $570.8 million in state resources to support 688 projects across the region.  LIREDC Co-Chairs,  Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz and Long Island Association President Kevin Law, said “Long Island’s designation as a Top Performer is further proof of this region’s incredible momentum.  These awards will support job growth, leverage private investment, and spur smart, sustainable economic development that will make Long Island an even better place to live, work, and play. We thank the LIREDC for their hard work and the Governor for his continued commitment to the economic vitality of our community.” Read the full press release here. 
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Public Notice

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
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Press Release

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 3:12pm
A full list of the 2017 REDC awards is available at www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov As part of Round VII of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Council initiative, the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNYREDC) was awarded $68.8 million for 112 projects that build on the region’s assets to invest in the future. The announcement, which supports projects in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties, was made Wednesday in Albany.  In the first seven rounds of the Regional Council initiative, the Western New York region has been awarded $487.2 million in state support for 663 projects across the region.  “The Governor established the REDCs to advance projects that would realize our locally-developed economic development strategies – which catalyzed the turnaround that we see today,” said Jeff Belt, CEO of SolEpoxy and Western New York Regional Economic Development Council Co-chair.  “This year we prioritized projects that will add job opportunities and quality-of-life by advancing our core strategies of placemaking, workforce development, innovation & entrepreneurship, while also supporting our top tradeable sectors.  These strategies provide the unifying framework that has enabled public, private and foundation investments to work together for the good of the region.” Read the full press release here. 
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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 3:09pm
Investment Complements “Finger Lakes Forward” – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy A full list of the 2017 REDC awards is available at www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov. As part of Round VII of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Council initiative, the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council (FLREDC) was awarded $63.9 million for 110 projects that build on the region’s assets to invest in the future.  The announcement, which supports projects in Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates counties, was made Wednesday in Albany.  In the first seven rounds of the Regional Council initiative, the Finger Lakes region has been awarded $570.1 million in state support for 715 projects across the region.  Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council Co-Chairs, Monroe Community College President Anne Kress and Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy said, “This funding is further representation that Finger Lakes Forward is more than a slogan.  The dedication of our council members, work groups and community stakeholders demonstrate that with strong commitments to our regional advantages in key industry sectors, we can accelerate regional economic development.  We thank Governor Cuomo and New York State for another significant round of investment in our region and our communities.” Read the full press release here. 
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Public Notice

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 3:00pm
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Public Notice

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:30am
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Public Notice

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 9:30am
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Press Release

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 2:55pm
Central New York, Mohawk Valley, Capital Region, Mid-Hudson and Long Island Named 'Top Performers' - Awarded $425.9 Million in Total Funding Western New York, Southern Tier, North Country, New York City and Finger Lakes Receive $329.7 Million in 'Regional Council' Awards Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that more than $755 million in economic and community development funding has been awarded through Round VII of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative. A centerpiece of the Governor's strategy to jumpstart the economy and create jobs, the Regional Councils were established in 2011 to replace the state's old top-down approach to economic development, with one that is community-based and performance-driven. The initiative empowers community, business, and academic leaders, as well as members of the public in each region of the state, to develop strategic plans specifically tailored to their region's unique strengths and resources in order to create jobs, improve quality of life and grow the economy. More information on the 2017 Regional Economic Development Council Awards is available here. "Over the past seven years, the Regional Economic Development Councils have successfully brought together the most innovative minds in economic development, fostering collaboration between state and local leaders to invest in New York's regional resources from the ground up," Governor Cuomo said. "These awards are critical to building the foundations for New York's future and ensuring that our economic momentum continues. I congratulate each of the Councils on their awards and look forward to continuing to partner to keep our communities vibrant and thriving for years to come." Read the full press release here.
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Board Meeting

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 1:00pm
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