Governor Cuomo Announces 2012 Regional Council CFA Awards

As a member of the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council, and having several of our Board members and staff on various Council work groups, the Niagara USA Chamber is proud to be part of the process that has seen over $150 million delivered to the Western New York region including millions delivered to Niagara County in economic development funding since 2011. As we move into the New Year, we will continue to strive for the best for Niagara County and Western New York.



Deanna Alterio Brennen

President and CEO, Niagara USA Chamber



Below is a list of CFA funded projects that affect Niagara County.



Acquest Development LLC Fort Niagara

Acquest Hospitality LLC currently holds a 40 year lease with New York State Department of Parks and plans to renovate and convert a two (2) story brick +/- 60,000 square foot military barracks, a one (1) story theater, and a three (3) story Commandant’s House into a first class hotel at Fort Niagara. ESD $400,000


City of Lockport Harrison Place Manufacturing Project

The City of Lockport will assist in the expansion of Trek, Inc. Trek Inc., has designed and manufactured electronic instruments for its customers since 1968. HCR $516,000


City of Lockport Restoration of Two of the Historic Flight of the Five Locks

The City of Lockport will restore two of the historic Flight of the Five locks. DOS $100,000

City of Niagara Falls Community Development Department Downtown

Niagara Falls Stabilization Project

This project aims to revitalize the downtown mixed-use commercial district and adjacent residential neighborhood, to attract young adults by offering to assist with the re-payment of student loans. The City of Niagara Falls estimates 20 young professionals will move into the targeted Third Street Commercial District or Park Place Historic District locations by the end of 2012. ESD $450,000



City of North Tonawanda Design and Construction of Erie Canal Kayak Launches

The City of North Tonawanda will design and construct kayak launches and way-finding signage at three locations along the Erie Canal. The proposed project will advance the City’s recently updated Local Waterfront Revitalization Program by enhancing public access to the waterfront and expanding water-dependent recreation opportunities. DOS $142,700


RUS Industries, Inc. Management and Operations Training

RUS Industries, Inc. of Niagara Falls will train 30 workers in business management and quality systems, international standards organization standards, documentation, systems implementation, internal auditor, management review, advanced inspection equipment, and advanced machine tool programming. DOL $38,885


Town of Royalton Wastewater Engineering Study

The Town of Royalton will complete an engineering report to evaluate the Gasport Wastewater Treatment Plant. DEC $30,000


Village of Youngstown LWRP Update

The Village of Youngstown will update its Local Waterfront Revitalization Program adopted in 1989.The update will include a thorough review of new inventory, update waterfront revitalization program policies, comprehensive master plan amendments, revise zoning requirements, and consult with federal, state and local agencies on new policies and projects. DOS $30,250


Women’s Christian Association of Niagara, Inc. YWCA of Niagara Community Culinary Training  


Young Women’s Christian Association of Niagara, Inc. will expand their current kitchen facilities located in the City of Lockport. The award will fund demolition, asbestos abatement, implementation of energy conservation measures, and construction of a commercial kitchen training facility. HCR $158,167


Erie, Niagara Arts Services Initiative of Western New York Arts Access

The Western New York ‘Arts Access’ Program of ASI will ensure that arts and cultural programming is available to all community members. The program will provide Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program recipients of Erie and Niagara Counties with discounted and free tickets to cultural events and free transportation services to travel to them. 
Arts $48,237


Erie, Niagara Buffalo Niagara Convention Visitors Bureau Canadian Marketing Initiative

Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitor Bureau, Inc. received an award to focus on increasing the frequency of day trips and encourage overnight visits from the over eight million people in Greater Toronto and Southern Ontario. ESD $195,000


Erie, Niagara, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming Catholic Charities of Buffalo NY, Inc. Lean Six Sigma and Technical Skills Training

Catholic Charities of Buffalo NY, Inc. will train 200 workers in Lean Six Sigma (an approach to process improvement), Accountability in Action, and Workforce Skills Development for Engaging Persons in Poverty.DOL $79,884


Genesee Jiffy-Tite Co Inc Facility Expansion and Equipment Purchase

Jiffy-Tite will expand its manufacturing facility and purchase new equipment. Jiffy-Tite will invest $12.5 million and create 100 jobs. ESD $633,200


Multiple Finishing Trades Institute of Western and Central New York Construction Trades Training Finishing Trades Institute of Western and Central New York of the Central, Finger Lakes, Western, Southern, Mohawk Valley and North Country Regions will train 100 workers in welding, abrasive blasting, coating, drywall finishing, painting and decorating, glazing, and industrial applicator apprenticeships. DOL,ESD $600,000


Please visit the following link to view a list of all 2012 Awards: 
Awardees will be contacted by State Agency representatives over the next several weeks to discuss next steps on grantee awards.


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