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Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council To Hold Community Forums in Geneva and Brighton

Public forums will gather input on the implementation of the Finger Lakes’ five-year economic development strategic plan
(June 04, 2012)

Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council To Hold Community Forums in Geneva and Brighton

The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council will hold two community forums this week that will include an overview of the region’s five year strategic plan, look at the year ahead and gather public input on the regional strategies that will help inform the council as it implements the strategic plan. The forums will take place Wednesday, June 6 in Geneva and Thursday, June 7 in Brighton. The second round of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s initiative to stimulate job creation and economic growth through the Regional Economic Development Councils was announced in January.

The schedule for Finger Lakes Public Forums include:

Wednesday, June 6 in Geneva
6:30 – 8 p.m.
NYS Agricultural Experiment Station, Jordan Hall
630 West North Street, Geneva

Thursday, June 7 in Brighton
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Monroe Community College, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center
1000 East Henrietta Road, Brighton

Please register by visiting http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/content/finger-lakes-public-forums-registration or calling 585-399-7075.

The second Regional Council competition will focus on the implementation of each region’s strategic plan and identifying and investing in locally significant priority projects. The FLREDC, which includes Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates counties, is interested in identifying as many quality projects as possible across the region that also are consistent with the region’s strategic plan (which can be found at http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/content/finger-lakes).

Last year, Governor Cuomo announced the creation of ten Regional Economic Development Councils to transform New York’s approach to economic development. The Regional Councils exceeded all expectations and redefined the way New York invests in job creation. To build on that success and keep the momentum going, Governor Cuomo has launched a second round of $750 million in economic development funding, including $220 million to implement regional strategic plans and support priority projects—$150 million in capital and $70 million in tax credits from the Excelsior Jobs Program—and over $530 million from state agency programs through the CFA to support regionally significant economic development projects.

To learn more about the FLREDC activities and to view the Finger Lakes’s Strategic Plan, visit http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/content/finger-lakes. To learn more about each region and their economic development plans, visit www.nyworks.ny.gov.

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