WNY and Finger Lakes Regions Awarded Critical Funds for  Projects




Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) congratulates members of the Western New York and Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Councils for securing funding for local projects.  The projects were included in the latest round of state funding awarded through the Regional Economic Development Council program.

“These projects will spur economic development in our communities and improve the quality of life for residents,” Senator Gallivan said.  ” I congratulate the Regional Economic Development Councils, local leaders and stakeholders who have worked collaboratively to identify projects that will help strengthen our communities, create jobs, boost tourism and bring new opportunities to the region.”

The Regional Councils were established in 2011 to jumpstart the economy and create jobs by empowering communities, business and academic leaders, as well as members of the public in each region of the state, to develop strategic plans specifically tailored to their region’s unique strengths and resources,

Projects include:

Erie County

  • $500,000 to the Village of Springville to assist in the renovation of commercial and mixed-use properties within the village.
  • $20,000 to the Village of Angola to conduct a building reuse plan to identify development opportunities in the village’s business district.
  • $117,500 to the Town of North Collins to replace the current 30-year old playground at the Marion J. Fricano Park.
  • $351,528 to the Village of Depew to complete phase 2 improvements to Fireman’s Park.  Improvements include  an inclusive playground, multi-use activity trail, a new shelter and improvements to the tennis and basketball courts.
  • $90,000 to the Town of Eden to complete a Brownfield Opportunity Area plan for an 83-acre area near the town’s main business district.
  • $200,000 to the Village of Hamburg to complete a Brownfield Opportunity Area plan for a 200-acre area in the western portion of the village.

Wyoming County

  • $315,000 to the Village of Arcade to assist in the renovation of commercial and mixed-use properties in the downtown area.
  • $148,750 to Wyoming County to assist the towns of Castile and Perry to develop local Waterfront Revitalization Programs for the Silver Lake waterfront.  the program will promote tourism, enhance natural and cultural resources, enhance public access and advance economic development projects.

Livingston & Monroe Counties

  • $157,500 to the Livingston County Development Corporation to assist in the renovation of the Center Stage project, a restaurant and coffee house in downtown Geneseo.
  • $25,000 to the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance, which includes Livingston and Monroe counties, to plan the production of tourism publications.
  • $300,000 to Greater ROC, which includes Monroe and Livingston counties, to promote a regionally coordinated tourism marketing campaign.
  • $79,283 to Genesee Country Village & Museum to develop and promote new programming to attract visitors, combing education, entertainment, agriculture and diverse storytelling.
  • $2,000,000 to Rochester Institute of Technology and Rochester Regional Health to develop a roadmap for the decarbonization for a variety of buildings on the RIT campus and at several RRH facilities.
  • $2,000,000 to IDEX Health & Science, LLC in West Henrietta to expand its existing footprint at the Center of Excellence.  The grant and refundable tax credits are intended for businesses that create new jobs, retain existing jobs and make significant capital investments.


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