— POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement announcing the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Council’s decision to award $3,727,603 million in economic development grants in Dutchess and Putnam to: Bard College, Dia Art Foundation, Dutchess Economic Development Alliance, Mill Street Loft, Software Consulting Associates for Shared Municipal Services Cloud, Town of Poughkeepsie Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, Village of Red Hook Wastewater Engineering Study, Castagna Commerce Park, Extension of Water Services to Dutchess County Airport Business Park and Economic Opportunity Corridor, Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Clear Solution Labs LLC, Town of Philipstown Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail, and Village of Cold Spring Smart Growth Planning.

For more information on the projects: http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/assets/documents/2013REDCBooklet.pdf

“I commend Governor Cuomo and the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council for making significant investments in Dutchess and Putnam Counties. These economic development grants will create jobs and move our local economy forward.

“From day one of this process, my staff and I have been working to ensure that Dutchess and Putnam received serious consideration as an important economic driver in our region. I remain committed to advocating for smart investments focused on job creation and community development.”


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