(WETM) – The Southern Tier region will receive $88.9 million thanks to the 2019 Annual Regional Economic Development Council Awards.
More than 109 projects in the region will receive money from the awards.
- City of Elmira – Clock tower Project – $600,000
- Arnot Reality Corp. – Event Center Project – $138,000
- Country Kids Child Care Center New Building in Big Flats – $400,000
- ID Booth in Elmira New Warehouse – $226,000
- Town of Horseheads infrastructure improvements to Newtown Creek – $ 1,000,000
- Village of Montour Falls – Improvements to the Wastewater Collection System $750,000
- Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development – Festival of Lights in the Glen – $185,000
- Village of Watkins Glen – Out of state tourism campaign – $150,00
- Tyoga Container – Relocating its pallet and dunnage division to a vacant plant in Painted Post – $5,200,00
- City of Hornell – Water Pollution plant – $1,000,000
- City of Hornell – Sewer System improvements – $567,000
- Upstate Farms Cheese LLC. – Upgrades to handle more capacity at the Campbell Facility – $730,000
- Upstate Farms Cheese LLC. – Modernization of Facility in Campbell – $1.550.000
- Village of South Corning – Upgrades to the waste water system – $1,000,000
Governor Cuomo highlighted three of the region’s projects earlier today.
- Upstate Campbell Expansion – Upstate Farms Cheese, LLC, a subsidiary of farmer-owned Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc., will receive $2,280,000 from Empire State Development to modernize its Campbell facility to increase capacity, update infrastructure, enhance quality programs, and expand sustainability initiatives.
- Airport Corporate Park Child Care Center – Country Kids Childcare Center, LLC will receive $400,000 from Empire State Development to relocate existing operations to a newly built facility, expanding access to child-care and creating new jobs in Chemung County.
- Transonic Systems Advanced Manufacturing – Transonic Systems will receive $440,000 from Empire State Development to transition their existing manufacturing plant in Ithaca to include automated processes, allowing the company to create jobs and meet continued demand for their medical device products.
“Throughout the Regional Economic Development Council process over the past nine years, we have seen unprecedented regional investment focusing on a ground-up, strategic model that has spurred tremendous growth in every corner of this great state,” Governor Cuomo said. “By bringing together local leaders and stakeholders who are invested in their communities we have replaced the ‘one size fits all’ approach to economic development with one that is unique to each community, creating opportunities for success all across the Empire State.”
This year the region received more than $20 million in additional awards compared to last year.
18 News will have more on what this money means for our region as more information becomes available.