Councils Report That All 739 Projects Are Underway
Albany, NY (August 21, 2012)
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today hosted the Regional Economic Development Councils to hear from Co-Chairs on the economic successes to date that have occurred as a result of the Regional Council planning which has transformed the way New York invests in economic development and creates jobs. Currently, all 739 projects that are receiving state funds are underway and more than 75 percent have already reached their first milestone. The meeting featured progress updates from each of the 10 regions on implementing the strategic plans and job-creating projects. The meeting also provided a preview of regional economic development planning for the coming year.
During the meeting, the Governor made announcements on key programs and new initiatives that will support the next round of the Regional Councils and rebuild New York’s economy, including the Connect NY Program which will provide $25 million in grants to bring high speed Internet access to unserved communities throughout the state. (more…)