The 2017-18 state budget contains $3 million to protect and enhance the Griffiss Business and Technology Park and other current and former military facilities.

Senator Joseph Griffo and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi say the funding will be used to strengthen and retain the Air Force Research Lab, the Defense and Accounting Services (DFAS) and the Eastern Air Defense Sector (EADS) in Rome.

Griffo and Brindisi say the funding will help ensure that thousands of jobs are maintained in the Mohawk Valley, while the installations continue to benefit our economic and national security interests.

The exact funding amount Griffiss will receive will be determined in the near future, since the $3 million will be split among other military bases, including Fort Drum, Fort Hamilton and the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.

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