By Tom Precious
ALBANY -- Western New York was awarded $52.8 million in economic development money at a ceremony underway right now in a state theater near the Capitol. That is half the funding level the region won last year.
The money award ceremony will be going on for at least another half hour. Look for the full story soon on the main Buffalo News web page.
UPDATE: The top regional winners are the Rochester, Syracuse, Mid-Hudson Valley, the North County area and the Southern Tier; they are getting a range of between $91 million to $96.2 million.
UPDATE: Here is the complete list of awards, broken down by region:
Statewide list of final approved projects