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WNY gets regional council funding

By Tom Precious

ALBANY -- Western New York's regional economic development council today was awarded $60.8 million in cash and tax subsidies to help proceed with 16 "priority'' projects it has identified in a five-county area.

The award was announced this morning at an annual event in Albany in which nearly $760 million will be handed out, when the ceremony ends, to 10 regions around the state.

The Western New York council last year got $50.8 million and in 2011 received $100.8 million.

The program is still underway, but the region was not among the top award winners. The southern tier, for instance, received $81.9 million and the Mohawk Valley got $82.4 million. The North Country received $81.3 million and the Capital Region got $82.8 million.

 

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