The following are statements from Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) and Zelko Kirincich, Executive Director & CEO Port of Oswego, following the announcement that Central New York was named one of the winners of the Upstate Revitalization Awards today.
“I am glad Central New York is the recipient of one of the $500 million awards. Many local residents and agencies worked hard to put the best plan forward for our region and I am glad local efforts paid off. I am hopeful the infusion will jump start businesses and spur investments in our backyard toward long-term and sustainable job creation. Winning the Upstate Revitalization Award is very positive for our region and a good step to rebuilding our economy. To further build upon the economic growth this plan sets to achieve, and for the overall growth of our region’s economy, I will continue to fight for lowering taxes and removing onerous regulations imposed by the state,” said Barclay.
“The future for jobs and upstate manufacturers is a lot brighter today thanks to Governor Cuomo and the Upstate Revitalization Initiative,” Kirincich added. “We are excited about moving forward with the Central New York Economic Development Council and all our public and private sector partners in the region to make a multimodal inland port a reality in our region.”