On Wednesday, he visited Plattsburg where he met with the North Country REDC. In the first round of the REDC process, the North Country was awarded $103.2 million for 70 projects across the region.
The North Country REDC’s progress report and list of 2012 project requests can be found here.
On Thursday, he met with the Mid-Hudson REDC in Kingston. In the first round of the REDC process awards, the Mid-Hudson was awarded $67 million for 61 projects across the region.
The governor’s REDC process is a true success story. Unshackle Upstate has heard from many people throughout Upstate that they have never felt more engaged in the economic development process. It has led to region-wide collaboration and cooperation, instead of the traditional competition that often seemed to keep communities from working together.