Libous named to Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council

ALBANY – New York is keeping the momentum going with a second round of funding for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council grant competition.

Cuomo defined 10 regional councils last year and tasked them with developing long-term strategic plans for economic growth and job creation. The councils are public-private partnerships made up of local experts and stakeholders from business, academia, local government and non-governmental organizations.

More than $785 million was awarded between the competing regions in 2011, including $49.4 million in the Southern Tier for projects ranging from flood recovery to rural farm revitalization to infrastructure improvements.

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