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Can the legislature hammer something out with the executive branch that really puts our public investment behind this?

Where the economic development rubber hits the road

The Governor's new regional economic development councils are the centerpiece of the administration's efforts to jump-start the state's economy. In part two of a our series, the Innovation Trail's Zack Seward looks at where the money for that program will come from.  Go to full article
It cant hurt and it might help a bit... It's the sort of thing that politicians do because something must be done. This is something.

New development councils start "urgent" work

After months of talk, and relatively few details, Governor Cuomo's regional economic development councils have begun their work on his new plan to revive new York's economy.
Cuomo is pushing a fast-track approach that pits regions across New York against each other in a competition for state funding. There's been mixed reaction to the plan.  Go to full article
Well, folks now is the chance to come forward to be heard because we are listening...

Development council says now's the time for ideas

The North Country Economic Development Council wants to hear from people about how to improve the region's economy. The group is among 10 regional councils appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. They're under a November deadline to come up with a plan to compete for millions of dollars in state grants and loans.

The North Country council opened its regular Monday meeting in Potsdam to the public yesterday before heading on to Plattsburgh last evening for the first of seven more public meetings.  Go to full article
In a place like Long Lake, [creating] 2 or 3 new jobs is as 100 new jobs is in a lot of other communities.

North Country Regional Economic Development Council public meetings begin tonight

The North Country Regional Economic Council will hold the first of three public meetings tonight in Plattsburgh. Next, on Wednesday, it will meet in Tupper Lake, then in Watertown the following Monday.

The council is one of ten that will compete for a piece of the state's $200 million economic
development fund. Four regions will get $40 million--others will get less.

At the meetings, council members will explain how the process works, and open the floor to peoples' suggestions on what the North Country should be doing to grow its economy and create jobs.  Go to full article

Details emerge as regional economic council meets

The western New York Regional Council held its first public meeting in Buffalo yesterday. It's one of 10 councils the Cuomo Administration has set up in a new regional approach to economic development.

The North Country council is co-chaired by Clarkson University president Tony Collins, and Garry Douglas, president of the North Country Chamber of Commerce based in Plattsburgh. The meeting yesterday provided a glimpse into how this new initiative will work.  Go to full article

Regional councils a new approach to economic development

Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy convened the first meeting of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council, at SUNY Potsdam Friday. It wasn't open to the public, but Duffy has said future meetings will be.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the North Country Council just last week. It's among 10 created around the state, and the local co-chairs say the regional approach could work.  Go to full article
Lieutenant Governor Robert J. Duffy at the meeting
Lieutenant Governor Robert J. Duffy at the meeting

Economic Development Council has first meeting

Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy this morning led the inaugural meeting of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council, at SUNY Potsdam. It wasn't open to the public...but Duffy has said future meetings will be.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the North Country Regional Council just last week. It's among ten created around the state.  Go to full article
Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks in Potsdam Thursday
Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks in Potsdam Thursday

Cuomo unveils regional economic council in Potsdam

Governor Andrew Cuomo chose SUNY Potsdam as the place to unveil his North Country economic development council. The council will compete with other regions of the state for a $1 billion pot of grant money to create jobs.

Cuomo tapped Plattsburgh based economic developer Garry Douglas and Clarkson University president Tony Collins to chair the council. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
We want plans that work...We want plans that actually produce jobs and keep people here.

Cuomo: Regional Economic Development Councils will be awarded on merit

Governor Cuomo was at SUNY Potsdam Thursday afternoon, announcing the launch of the North Country's "Regional Economic Development Council".

He's been traveling the state all week with similar announcements; The councils are intended to help boost New York's regional economies by setting up competition for pieces of a $200 million job-creation grant.

Karen DeWitt was at the announcement earlier today in Schenectady, and she filed this report:  Go to full article

Griffo supports Regional Economic Development Council, but says North Country needs more

State Senator Joe Griffo was in Potsdam Thursday for Governor Andrew Cuomo's announcement of the new Regional Economic Development Councils.

Griffo's a Republican whose district covers Onieda, St. Lawrence, and Lewis Counties.

Nora Flaherty spoke with him about what the councils might mean for the North Country. She asked him if he had any concerns about the plan.  Go to full article

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