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Niagara USA Chamber a big winner of economic development money

by jmaloni
Thu, Dec 8th 2011 01:45 pm

From the Niagara USA Chamber:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Regional Economic Development Council have announced the economic development awards. The Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce that the Western New York Regional Economic Council was awarded $100.3 million for economic development projects, and was also named one of the "Best Plan" awardees.

Many Niagara County projects received funding, including $2 million for Niagara County Community College's Culinary Institute, $970,000 to complete the Niagara Falls Airport's master plan, and $400,000 for Lockport's Home Ownership Program.

Calspan, a Niagara USA Chamber member, received $1.294 million.

The awards have been announced as the following:

  • Western New York Regional Council: Best Plan awardee; $100.3 million
  • Southern Tier Regional Council: $49.4 million
  • Finger Lakes Region: $68.8 million
  • Central New York 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
  • New York City Regional Council: $66 million
  • 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.

Niagara USA Chamber President and CEO Deanna Alterio Brennen has worked relentlessly on the Western New York Regional Council's plan for economic development in our region. The Niagara USA Chamber is proud to be represented on the Western New York Regional Council not only by Mrs. Brennen, but also 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 Western New York 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, W Western New York, 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.

For more information, visit http://www.governor.ny.gov/assets/documents/CFAAWARDSBooklet.pdf.

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