Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi says $250,000 from the State And Municipal Facilities Program will assist Utica College with the continued renovation of the Clark City Center Building in downtown Utica.

The building houses the college's Business and Economics Program.

Brindisi says the funding will allow Utica College to move forward with the second phase of renovations at the Clark Center.

Due to continued expansion and enrollment growth at UC over the past six years, the college has operated its Online and Extended Studies Operation downtown

"Utica College is proud to contribute to the major revitalization that is occurring in downtown Utica with the relocation of our business programs to Clark City Center and the construction of the Brvenik Center for Business Education. We are grateful for New York State's support of the continued development of Clark City Center and for Assemblyman Brindisi's and Senator Joseph Griffo's advocacy of the important role of higher education institutions in local economic development," said Utica College President Dr. Laura Casamento.