Assemblyman Santabarbara: Statement on Regional Council Funding

For the first time since the Regional Economic Development Councils were formed, both the Capital Region and Mohawk Valley have been named ‘Top Performers’ and have been awarded a combined $165.2 million. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – our area has the resources, the infrastructure, the high-quality workforce and the diverse industry sectors that make it a great place to do business and raise a family. The funding awarded will allow our region to capitalize our strengths and allow businesses to create and retain good-paying jobs.

I commend our Regional Economic Development Councils for the hard work they put in to submit such a strong plan and I will work continue to work with the Governor and my colleagues to make sure that our region receives the resources needed to keep moving forward.

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