GOLDEN: NEW YORK STATE REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL AWARDS GRANTS TO SUPPORT BROOKLYN PROJECTS

 

    Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the New York State Regional Economic Development Council for the City of New York, today has issued a statement following the announcement of grants awarded to support key initiatives in Southwest Brooklyn.

     

    “As a member of the Regional Economic Development Council for the City of New York, I commend New York State’s investment in Kings County. Today, we are furthering efforts to create a more business and environmentally friendly community for people to live, work and raise a family,” said Senator Marty Golden.

     

    “Across the board, these grants will go a long way in supporting projects for the arts, education and for our natural resources. We must continue to develop Brooklyn, and New York City, so to put more people to work and keep our economy growing. I look forward to further opportunities in 2014 to build upon these accomplishments,” said Senator Marty Golden.

     

    The following highlighted projects in Southwest Brooklyn were included in the Round Three funding of the Regional Economic Development Council Program:

     

    *Brooklyn Arts Council, $100,000

    Creative Coalitions Initiative to create an arts infrastructure and economic development

    *Lutheran Family Health Centers, $179,618

    The Sunset Park/AmeriCorps Program to provide job-readiness and adult education

    *SUNY Downstate Technology Center, $125,000

    Brooklyn Biotech Certified Business Incubator to assist start-up businesses

    *Marine Park Golf Course, $502,900

    Rainwater harvesting and reuse system to reduce storm water runoff into Jamaica Bay

    *NYU Polytechnic, $125,000

    New York State Certified Incubator Proposal to assist start-up businesses