Updates on Previously Awarded Grants

There is progress being made on previously awarded grants throughout the region. Recently, the following have been in the news. Click the links to read more.

Phase one to demolish the Lyons Falls Pulp & Paper mill site is halfway to completion – Watertown Daily Times
This is a priority project awarded funding in Round 1.

Housing Council returns to Main Street headquarters; renovations complete – Watertown Daily Times
This project was awarded funding in Round 2.

Adirondack Museum gets state grant – Adirondack Daily Enterprise
The Adirondack Museum’s wood pellet boiler project was a Round 2 priority project. The ESD Board recently approved the funding.

Clinton Community College Awarded SUNY 2020 Grant

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced an additional $55 million in funding for five innovative economic development projects as part of the third round of the competitive NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program. The program incentivizes bottom-up economic development projects that advance research opportunities around the State’s colleges and universities while also leveraging private sector investments and job creation. The projects being awarded funding today are located in Western New York, the Southern Tier, Central New York, the North County and the Mid-Hudson Valley.

The Manufacturing and Technology Resource Center for the North Country – $12.7 million -Clinton County Community College

This project (also known as MaTRec) will construct the North Country’s first advanced manufacturing institute. Building off the North Country Regional Economic Development Council’s designation of transportation, aerospace and manufacturing as priority areas for economic growth, MaTReC will establish a pipeline of educational programs and training to strengthen industry in the area. Through expanding existing workforce programs at Clinton County Community College, collaborating with both Clarkson and SUNY Plattsburgh on relevant advanced degrees, and three local high schools implementing a Pathways to Technology Early College High School, MaTReC will create a one stop location for local industry clusters to access programs and individual talent.

The project will construct a new two story, state-of-the-art training facility on Clinton Community College’s main campus resulting in the creation of over 100 construction related jobs. As an advanced manufacturing institute, MaTReC will support the regions strong economic base for manufacturing, which in 2012 included 79 manufacturing companies that were operational in Clinton County alone with an average employment of 3,280 and total wages of $151,404,547.

To read more, see the Governor’s Press Release here http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/91614-nysuny-2020-grant and a Press Republican article here http://www.pressrepublican.com/news/local_news/article_a5e10116-a3ae-5615-8c9a-5bd23843884a.html

4th Annual New York State MWBE Forum | October 1-2

Join New York State agencies and public authorities on Wednesday, October 1 and Thursday, October 2 in Albany at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center for the 4th Annual New York State MWBE Forum.

New York State’s MWBE Forum is the largest statewide business opportunities event for MWBEs. Learn about New York’s new projects, meet New York’s leading public and private sector leaders and procurement decision makers and identify the right opportunities for your company. This informative two-day event will help you chart a new roadmap to business success.

New York State is here to help you. New York State has achieved over 20% goals this past year in their MWBE Procurement – that represents over $ 1.48 billion dollars in awarded contracts.

Where: Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, NY
When & Where: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Empire State Plaza Convention Center
Forum Reception
The Egg
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Special Industry Breakfasts
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
7:45 AM – 2:00 PM

What: Workshops, Seminars, Exhibitions, Special Networking Opportunities and more.
Who: Over 2,000 professionals will gather this year in Albany to examine new business opportunities in New York State.
Why: It’s the best opportunity to meet the right people, identify the latest projects and business opportunities, learn what you need to know about government procurement and leverage a two-day experience into 365 days of business success.

“The New York State MWBE Forum is all about opportunities to make new professional connections, to learn new information, to become more competitive and to get new contracts.”

To learn more and to register, go to http://nysmwbeforum.org/