Governor Responds to Senate Democratic Upstate Caucus Call to Release $120 million Upstate Regional Blueprint Fund
ALBANY (May 6, 2009)—New York State Senator William Stachowski and the Upstate Democratic Caucus applauded Gov. David A. Paterson for responding today to their call to release the $120 million Upstate Regional Blueprint Fund available this summer for job creation in Upstate New York.
(Albany, NY)- Today, the New York State Senate announced a proposal to establish an economic development task force made up of 29 business and community leaders from across the state charged with developing a new incentive-based program that will better attract companies to New York State and encourage businesses to generate jobs. The current Empire Zones Program is set to expire in June 2010. The proposed task force would make a draft recommendation on a replacement program by December 2009.
Posted by Ben Swanekamp on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
By REBECCA MEINKINGFirst published in print: Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Before it adjourns in late June, the state Legislature has an opportunity to do something that will benefit the upstate economy. It does not cost the taxpayers any money; it will create thousands of construction and permanent jobs throughout the state; and it will give legislators a significant accomplishment for the 2009 session.