Governor Andrew Cuomo and Regional Economic Development Council Announce Awards

Niagara USA Chamber President and CEO Deanna Alterio Brennen has worked relentlessly on the WNY Regional Council’s plan for economic development in our region.  The Niagara USA Chamber is proud to be represented on the WNY Regional Council not only by Mrs. Brennen, but by several of our board members and member companies as well, who have served on the Council and the work groups which created the format for the WNY Regional Council.  The Niagara USA Chamber would like to thank everyone involved in this process for all of their hard work and determination in moving the Niagara region, WNY, and the state forward in economic development.  Also, special recognition must be given to Christina Orsi, Howard Zemsky, and Satish Tripathi for all of their hard work, organization, and skill in making this process run as smoothly as possible. 

The awards have been announced as the following:
WNY Regional Council
Best Plan Awardee $100.3 million

Southern Tier Regional Council
$49.4 million

Finger Lakes Region
$ 68.8 million

 Central NY Regional Council
Best Plan awardee $103.7

Mohawk Valley
$60.2 million

North County Regional Council
Best Plan Awardee $103.2 million

Capital Region
$62.7 million

Mid Hudson Regional Council
$67 million

NYC Regional Council
$66million

Long Island Regional Council
Best Plan Awardee $101.6 million

The total award for the Regional Councils is $785.5 million to fund 720 projects throughout the state. Click on the link below to find specific information about Western New York’s Strategy
A strategy for Prosperity in Western New York

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