Governor Andrew Cuomo will visit the North Country Regional Economic Development Council team, along with the other nine regional teams, to lend his support to implementing their economic development plans and to hear presentations about their goals for the future.
The tour will take place this fall. No specific visit dates have been announced.
Each region will have a chance to demonstrate the progress they have made, with state support, in their job creation and economic development efforts.
During the Governor’s visits, each region will highlight a key project or projects that they have made significant progress on and explain how they plan to build on those investments in year two.
After a morning session with the governor, each region will give a formal presentation of their second round applications to the assessment team.
“The Regional Economic Development Councils have transformed the way the state approaches creating jobs and growing the economy from a top-down approach, to a community based, collaborative process,” Cuomo said. “The best way to demonstrate that is to get out of Albany and in to the communities to hear firsthand about the progress each region has made.”
The governor also said that “there is new energy and excitement around the state as each region is beginning to take their economic destiny into their own hands. This tour will give each region a chance to put their best foot forward and show me and their evaluators how they have used - and plan to use - the regional council process and the hundreds of millions of dollars in state funding to grow the economy and create jobs for their region.”