Corning and Alfred State Get Economic Development Funds

Economic Development Council Announces Funding
For Projects in Alfred and Corning
December 11, 2013

ALBANY, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo’s regional economic development councils announced that they’re giving out over 700 million statewide in economic funding.

In our region, $500,000 is going to Alfred State College to create an energy efficient facility to train students manufacturing techniques.

Also, $1.5 million in funding will go to the Corning Glass Museum for a new reception area at the museum.

“I would like to thank the members of both the Southern Tier and the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Councils (EDC) for all the outstanding work they have done to help build these new economic development strategies,” said Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R, Corning). “Our local EDCs play a vital role in demonstrating our region’s and state’s commitment to job creators through their collaborative efforts to encourage private sector investment which will help keep and create jobs right here in our local communities,” Palmesano stated.

“The Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions continue to stand out this year and my gratitude goes out to the many regional leaders across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes for their ongoing commitment and work over the past three years to assess our regional strengths and
weaknesses, identify specific economic priorities, and put in place short-and long-term strategies to keep us moving toward a stronger and more secure economic future,” said Senator Tom O’Mara (R, Big Flats). “These regional public-private partnerships are providing the economic leadership we need in this tough economy and keep building on these new economic foundations so that our employers and our workers can compete with anyone, anywhere for the jobs of the future and across-the-board economic growth.”