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Cuomo announces development awards

Dec 09, 2011 12:04 am

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the distribution of $785 million in economic development funding today.nThe orchestrated event at The Egg is Albany was hosted by Maria Bartiromo of CNBC and included a videotaped interview with former President Clinton, praising the process. The top winners appear to be Western New York, Long Island, and the North Country, whose regional economic development plans received the most funding. Some of the funding to make its way to the region includes $1.5 million for an ice skating facility at Windham Mountain, and $2.2 million for a rail "transloading" facility in Columbia County, serving businesses in the Capital Region that do not have rail access. The Governor's office has posted a press release with details about the distribution of development funding throughout the state: .
Greene County projects awarded $2,617,222:
• Village of Hunter, Main St. Revitalization Program, $372,000
• Town of Prattsville, Main St. Revitalization Program, $215,000
• Greene County, Microenterprise Assistance Program, $200,000
• Greene County, NY Spring Water, $280,000
• Catskill Mountain Housing Development Corp., RESTORE 2011, $50,000
• Ski Windham, Destination Windham, $1,500,000
Columbia County projects approved $7,847,990:
• Village of Kinderhook, Wastewater Collection System, $285,000
• Valatie Housing Group, Valatie Senior Citizen housing, $1,669,265
• The Olana Partnership, Olana Restoration Project, $274,125
• Hudson Opera House, First Floor Restoration, $400,000
• Housing Resources of Columbia County, an Emergency Repair program and two Home Improvement Programs, $675,000
• Historic Hudson, Dr. Oliver Bronson House Restoration, $300,000
• Columbia County IDA, Coulumbia County Rail Transloading Facility, $2,208,600

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