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Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council Seeks Feedback From Businesses and Communities Across the Region

(July 30, 2012)

Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council Seeks Feedback From Businesses and Communities Across the Region

The Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council today announced the launch of a Public Outreach Survey to encourage the business community and general public to give the Council feedback on the Regional Council initiative and Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process. The Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council (MVREDC) is committed to creating a vibrant economic future for the businesses and residents of Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie counties and believes its mission cannot be achieved without the input and knowledge of those who live and work in the region.

"Engaging the public in every step of the Regional Council process is imperative," said Larry Gilroy, Mohawk Valley Regional Council Co-Chair. "It allows us to not only measure our progress but also improve the process to ensure we are best representing the needs of our region."

All businesses and residents in the Mohawk Valley Region are encouraged to complete the 10 question MVREDC Public Outreach Survey, located on the Regional Council website - http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/content/mohawk-valley.

Last year, a total of $785 million was awarded through the Consolidated Funding Application process for job-creation and community-development projects consistent with each region's strategic plans. As part of that process, the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council was awarded $60.2 million.

During this year's round of the Regional Council initiative, the MVREDC has received an overwhelming number of CFA applications, including the submission of over 150 priority project worksheets from across the region's six counties. The applications will now be considered for endorsement by the Council, and if approved can leverage hundreds of millions of dollars of investment and help implement the strategic plan for the Mohawk Valley to create jobs, spur private investment and grow the regional economy.

To learn more about each regional council and their economic development plans, visit www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov. For information on how the New New York is working for business, please visit www.thenewny.com.

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