The Governor’s Economic Blueprint is designed to create tens of thousands of jobs in New York State through the innovative use of private sector investment in our state.
Through the creative use of federal funds, private sector investment and other sources of funding the state will generate over $25 billion in economic activity by leveraging $1.5 billion dollars in state government funding.
The New York Works Fund and Task Force will create tens of thousands of jobs and improve more than a 100 bridges including the Tappan Zee Bridge, repair work to 2,000 miles of roadways, rebuild 100 municipal water systems, improve 48 state parks and historic sites, and the launch 114 flood control projects.
Other major projects include: using private investment to construct the largest convention center in the nation to attract visitors and economic activity; build a new energy superhighway to power economic growth throughout our state; and a package of economic development incentives to attract major development in the Buffalo area.
In addition, to combat unacceptably high unemployment rates among inner city youth in communities across New York, Governor Cuomo has created the NY Youth Works program. Click here to learn more about the opportunities for unemployed youth and how businesses can receive tax credits.