Governor Andrew Cuomo  announced the winners of the 2017 Regional Economic Development Council Awards in Albany on Tuesday.

The Mohawk Valley Region will receive $85.5 million as a Top Performer.  The Mohawk Valley REDC was also named a Top Performer last year.

The state funds will be used for 101 proposed projects and will include state grants, tax credits and additional resources.

Ten regions competed for over $755 million in economic development funding.

A full list of the 2017 REDC awards is available at

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi issued the following statement on the Mohawk Valley Region being named a Top Performer:

“This winning plan demonstrates what teamwork and collaboration can accomplish.  The Mohawk Valley REDC, co-chaired by Larry Gilroy and Dusty Swanger have developed a winning blueprint for the region that builds on our successes in manufacturing, tourism, agriculture, and high tech industries, working together with partners from a variety of fields.  The Mohawk Valley is a diverse region, and this team has identified vital projects that takes advantage of this, and will accelerate our economic growth, bringing together industry, educational institutions, and government.  Congratulations to all who contributed to this great win for the Mohawk Valley!”

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