CNY REDC Tabs Priority Projects In Oswego County

OSWEGO, NY – The Central New York Regional Economic Development Council (CNY REDC) recently announced the seven “priority projects” in Oswego County that are part of the Consolidated Funding Application process, according to Operation Oswego County.

Sunoco, in Volney, is seeking $1 million in state funding to renovate a portion of its facility for the production of malt barley.

The project would create 8 jobs and help to diversify the production at the ethanol plant.

It would represent a $9.2 million investment.

Summit Biorefining would like to lease 50,000 square feet in the former Miller Brewing facility for an integrated biomass processing plant that would include the production of ethanol from wood and a wood pellet plant.

They have applied for $1 million in funding towards this $70 million project that would create 45 jobs.

Felix Schoeller North America, in Richland, is asking for $1.2 million to purchase a silicone coating line.

This project is expected to create 23 jobs.

The Oswego County IDA has requested $1 million towards the conversion of the former Price Chopper in Oswego into a business incubator facility.

The estimated total project cost is $6 million.

The new incubator would include space for Start-Up NY projects.

Interface Performance Materials Inc. applied for $400,000 for machinery and equipment upgrades for the Volney plant.

The estimated $2.7 million project is expected to create 10 jobs.

The Quality Inn in Oswego requested $400,000 to help fund a 10,000-square-foot water park adjacent to the hotel.

The project is estimated to cost more than $5 million and will create 18 jobs.

The water park will have a daily capacity of 225 visitors.

The final priority project is $40,000 for the village of Phoenix for a feasibility study for a mixed-use project that would include a marina.

The entire project cost is estimated to be $100,000.