Five Counties in Tkaczyk’s District Receive nearly $30 million in Economic Development Grants

Cecilia Tkaczyk

December 12, 2013

State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk said the five counties she represents will receive 57 awards totaling $28.9 million from the Governor’s Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) for a wide range of projects, programs and businesses.

Senator Tkaczyk said “I am very pleased that the counties I represent were such big winners. These grants will boost a wide range of industries, from small farms to state-of-the-art high-tech firms.”

Tkaczyk represents all of Greene and Montgomery counties, and parts of Albany, Schenectady and Ulster counties.

She said the grants would help communities in those counties “in many different ways, revitalizing downtown business districts, increasing tourism and supporting local programs and projects. Most importantly, these awards will help us attract new businesses and create new jobs in the Mohawk and Hudson Valleys and the Capital District.”

The entire list of Regional Economic Development Council awards is available at: