Last Thursday, Gov. Cuomo hosted the state’s first regional sustainability conference in Syracuse, which brings together community development leaders to share economic growth strategies.

The conference was the first of what the Governor says will be a series of statewide events to “boost awareness of State resources available to local governments and nonprofit organizations.” In addition, the state also released the Sustainable Development & Collaborative Governance handbook, which is intended to “serves as a one-stop-shop resource for State grants.”

Gov. Cuomo said:

“From the Regional Economic Development Councils to affordable housing and upgrading the State Fairgrounds, our administration has taken a ground-up approach to foster growth and economic development in the Central New York community.  Through this initiative, we are taking our efforts another step further by bringing together all levels of government and the private sector to address the region’s current challenges and help achieve its vision for a sustainable economic future. This conference is about working together to build on the progress we made over the last few years and ensure it continues for generations to come.”