Last week, the Empire Center for Public Policy released a report urging that the state’s Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) law be reformed to reduce what have become common and expensive delays in the process for approving development projects. Unfortunately, SEQR is being used to discourage economic development because the review process breeds uncertainty and delay. […]
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Tagged: Regional Economic Development Council
Last Wednesday, Gov. Cuomo announced the results of the third round of the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) initiative, which will total $715.9 million. We have consistently supported Gov. Cuomo’s REDC process, which overhauled the state’s economic development funding process to make it a bottom-up process, rather than one that starts and ends in […]
The Public Service Commission holds its next meeting on Thursday, July 18 in Albany. The state Board of Regents holds its next meeting in Albany on July 22 and 23. Applications to the Regional Economic Development Councils are due by August 12.
Wednesday, July 10 from 12 -1pm NFIB is conducting a webinar on the Affordable Car Act and small business. The Public Service Commission holds its next meeting on Thursday, July 18 in Albany. Applications to the Regional Economic Development Councils are due by August 12.
Tuesday, June 25 is the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Annual Report to Members. Also on June 25, I will be in Binghamton with the Greater Binghamton Realtors Association as well as meeting with members of the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce recapping the legislative session. On Wednesday, June 26, the Assembly Committees on Small Business, Banks, […]
Last week, Empire State Development (ESD) announced that competition guidelines and resources are available for the third round of the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) initiative. Up to $750 million in economic development resources will be available to applicants through the 2013 REDC process. Read more about the REDC process here.
The state’s 10 Regional Economic Development Councils (REDCs) have submitted their one-year progress reports, which detail their work toward implementing their five year strategic plans. Each regional report can be accessed here. A second round of up to $762 million in state resources was launched in 2012. Funding for the second round includes $220 million […]
The NYS Energy Planning Board meets on Thursday (Aug. 30) at NYSERDA’s Albany office. The draft State Energy Plan is due to be released by Saturday (Sept. 1). The 2012 Republican National Convention will take place in Tampa Bay, Florida from Aug. 27 through 30. The 2012 Democratic National Convention will take place in Charlotte, […]
Last Tuesday, Gov. Cuomo heard progress updates from the state’s 10 regional economic development councils. This fall, the regional councils will be competing for $762 million in state aid and tax breaks. Five awards of $25 million will be made to the top plans. The councils are scheduled to submit their top projects for review […]
On Thursday, the state released the scores given to hundreds of projects submitted to the 10 Regional Economic Development Councils (REDCs) in 2011. In December, the state announced $785 million in state aid and tax breaks to 720 projects in its first round of competitive awards. The scoring shows that the views of state officials […]