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Regional Economic Development Council announces target projects

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Article by The Record

Through three rounds of the state’s Regional Economic Development competition, the Capital Region’s council has delivered $200 million for 307 projects. Its work has affected about 20,400 jobs.

“We’ve done precisely what Gov. Andrew Cuomo charged us to do,” said council co-chair Jim Barba, referring to its focus on jobs. He presented a condensed version of the local council’s 104-page progress report Tuesday on behalf of its 22 members.

The report noted a 32 percent increase in tourism since 2011, and that the majority of projects from prior rounds are on schedule.

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