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North Country Regional Economic Development Council Holds Public Forum in Massena Thursday, June, 28

(June 26, 2012)

North Country Regional Economic Development Council Holds Public Forum in Massena Thursday, June, 28

The North Country Regional Economic Development Council (NCREDC) is encouraging all individuals, businesses, organizations, labor and university representatives in St. Lawrence and Franklin counties to attend the next public forum in Massena to provide suggestions and share ideas for job growth opportunities. The public forums will allow for all participants, including the general public, to learn about this year’s planning process and to provide input to the Council as it refines and updates its Strategic Plan and identifies potential priority projects for the next few years.

The public forum will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 28 at the following location:

Hawkins Point Visitors Center
21 Hawkins Point Road
Massena, New York

Please register for the forum by visiting the NCREDC’s registration page at www.northcountryopenforbusiness.com. The NCREDC, which is composed of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties, is one of 10 regional councils across New York state that serve as a single point of contact for economic activity in the various regions. Its Strategic Plan and priority projects can also be found at http://www.northcountryopenforbusiness.com

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 up to $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.

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