2018 Regional Economic Development Council Awards

December 18, 2018

More than $763 million in economic and community development funding has been awarded through Round VIII of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative.


Top Priorities


Andrew M. Cuomo


Andrew M. Cuomo, re-elected the 56th Governor of New York State on November 4, 2014, has a lifelong commitment to public service and the proven leadership skills to make government work for the people of the state.



Puerto Rico

New York Stands with Puerto Rico

Governor Cuomo launched the Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico to provide continued services, goods and funds to help the island recover and rebuild.


2018 End of Session Report

New York once again stands as a beacon of hope and opportunity for the entire nation. Under the leadership of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New York continued to invest in the State’s upward economic trajectory, took action to shield New Yorkers from the federal assault on our state, and passed groundbreaking legislation to uphold our progressive values and set an example for the nation.

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Progress 2011-2018



Infrastructure Plan

Rebuilding and reimagining the State’s capital assets, with investments in roads and bridges, mass transit, affordable housing, State colleges and universities, clean water infrastructure, health care infrastructure and State Parks.



Investment in Education Aid

New York is making the highest ever investment in K-12 education with a 36 percent increase since 2012.



Middle Class Tax Cut

The new rates are delivering an average of $250 in savings this year and, when fully effective, six million New York households will save $700 annually.

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