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Regional economic council talks ideas at NCCC

by TSchmitt
Wed, Oct 26th 2011 09:03 am

Encouraging smart growth in the urban centers rather than more sprawl, the Western New York Regional Economic Council showed off a draft of a strategic regional plan at five different sites on Tuesday night, including Niagara County Community College ... The plan comes as part of a state-backed economic inititaive pushed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and puts an emphasis on local input ... Last night at NCCC, the different county groups were linked by teleconference and discussed ideas ... Deanna Alterio-Brennan leads the local group and said she's seen the various counties working hard to get their initiatives across ...There's plenty at stake ... Cuomo's plan has $200 million earmarked for the 10 differenst councils throughout the state, with the top four plans getting $40 million in funding ...

 

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