‘Top Performer’ CNY Region Awarded $80.2 Million

OSWEGO, NY – At the annual Regional Economic Development Council Awards competition, the Central New York region was named a “Top Performer.”

The region was awarded $80.2 million for projects aimed at creating jobs and fostering economic development.

State Senator Patty Ritchie joined state and local leaders for the Regional Economic Development Council Awards held earlier this week in Albany.
State Senator Patty Ritchie joined state and local leaders for the Regional Economic Development Council Awards held earlier this week in Albany.

For a full list of projects receiving funding in the region Senator Ritchie represents, visit www.ritchie.nysenate.gov

In some awards funding went to an individual agency or village.

In others, the money will be shared by several counties for projects that benefit them all.

A snapshot of the awards is listed below:

Applicant – Title – Description – Agency / Program – Award

County of Oswego Industrial Development Agency (COIDA) – Incubator
Collaboration Feasibility Study — Evaluate the feasibility of redeveloping a former grocery store adjacent to the Port of Oswego into a world-class mixed-use incubator facility.  – – ESD SPFS — $30,000.

Cayuga Community College — Advanced Manufacturing Technician
Training — Cayuga Community College of Auburn will train 40 long-term unemployed workers in advanced manufacturing, including professional accountability, manufacturing processes and materials, machine tools
1 and 2, computer aided design (CAD), quality assurance, solid modeling, advanced CAD and computer aided manufacturing (CAM), and manufacturing internship. — DOL UWT — $100,000.

Village of Central Square — Village of Central Square Wastewater
Treatment Plant Improvements — The village of Central Square will complete an engineering report to evaluate the village’s existing wastewater treatment plant and collection system. — DEC EPGP — $30,000.

Oswego County — Lake Ontario Cross Regional Promotion. — The county of Oswego, on behalf of and in cooperation with, the other seven partner counties proposes a targeted multi-media campaign that will highlight the world-class sport-fishing opportunities in and around Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.  — ESD MNY — $190,440.

Hardwood Transformations, Inc. — Engineered Hardwood Flooring Panel
Project — Purchase and installation of machinery and equipment to expand manufacturing to include a new patent pending, environmentally “green” engineered wood flooring product. — ESD Grants — $125,000.

Sunoco, Inc. — Owens Road Entrance Improvements — Acquire and install two scales, construct a scale house, repave the entrance way and upgrade utilities as needed providing a much more efficient and safe delivery of products to the facility. — ESD Grants — $200,000.

CNY Enterprise Development Corporation — Selkirk Point Redevelopment
Strategic Planning and Design — Predevelopment study, planning, and design for commercial and mixed-use redevelopment of Selkirk Point, an historic National Register site on Lake Ontario. — ESD SPFS — $100,000.

CNY Arts Center, Inc. — Case Lee House Feasibility Study — CNY Arts Center, Inc., will conduct feasibility studies on the Case-Lee House located at 181 S. First St. in Fulton, NY.  — HCR NYMSTA — $20,000.

City of Oswego — Route 104 Complete Streets Plan — The Oswego Route 104 Complete Streets Plan will incorporate Complete Streets initiatives for the Route 104 corridor within the city of Oswego to enhance community and regional access to the Oswego city center and encourage the use of alternate modes of transportation such as walking and biking. The plan will determine the modifications needed to improve safety and offer more transportation choices while maintaining efficient, reliable passage through Oswego. — NYSERDA CGC2 — $225,000.

(Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oswego, Onondaga) Central New York Enterprise Development Corporation — QuasiEquity Fund — Recapitalize existing Quasi-Equity loan program. The fund targets early stage businesses or new ventures within existing firms. — ESD Grants — $500,000.

Altmar Genesee, LLC — Tailwater Barn Banquet Facility — Tailwater Barn will be a full-service banquet facility designed to complement the newly opened Tailwater Lodge. — ESD Grants — $200,000.

(Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego)
CNY Arts, Inc. — Arts Economic Development — CNY Arts will promote arts and cultural events in the region through print, broadcast, web, billboard and public relations. Packaging arts and culture through a coordinated, collaborative campaign supports both the tourism and cultural sectors: attracting cultural tourism dollars, increasing tax revenues and retaining talent in the region. — ESD MNY — $100,000.