Senator Larkin Announces Local Job Creation Projects
Area Projects Among Winners of Regional Economic Development Council Awards
Senator Bill Larkin (R,C, I, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that 16 job creation projects in the 39th Senate District will receive critically important state funds through the second round of Regional Economic Development Council awards.
"The list of projects that will receive funding through the Regional Economic Development Council awards is impressive," said Senator Larkin. "These grants will bring new jobs and economic opportunities to our region and bolster current projects that will benefit the Hudson Valley for years to come. I applaud Governor Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Duffy for this successful initiative that is spurring job growth and building a stronger economy for the future.”
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said, "For the second year in a row, the Regional Councils have been on the forefront of rebuilding New York State's economy. For too many years, top-down economic development policies have failed communities across the state and not truly invested in the unique resources and strengths of each of New York's regions. Now a new, bottom-up approach is in place that brings local communities together to chart their own economic destiny. The second round of Regional Economic Development Council awards will deliver funding for critical projects and investments in communities across our state, helping put New Yorkers back to work and rebuilding our economy."
Statewide, a total of $738 million was awarded for 725 economic development projects in every region of New York State.