Friday, December 20, 2019

State grants $474,780 to 4 economic development projects in Hamilton County

Governor announces economic development grants

State grants $474,780 to 4 economic development projects in Hamilton County
ALBANY--On Thursday, Dec. 19, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that more than $761 million in economic and community development funding has been awarded through Round IX of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative. Since its inception in 2011, over $6.9 billion has been awarded to more than 8,300 projects that are projected to create and retain more than 240,000 jobs statewide through the REDC process.
Grants to project in Hamilton County total $474,780. What follows are the grants awarded for projects in Hamilton County.
ADIRONDACK EXPERIENCE (Adirondack Museum) was awarded $129,945 to the Adirondack Historical Association to conduct research into African Americans and Latinos perceptions of, and interest in, visiting the Adirondack Park and Adirondack Experience. The research will inform Adirondack Experience marketing strategies, program development, diversity training for staff, and the revision of recruiting policies and procedures.
Research findings will be shared with organizations throughout the region.
THE ADIRONDACK HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION dba Adirondack Experience will receive $37,100 for Workforce Training and Development Programs.
This involves renewed support for the Adirondack Experience summer fellowship program for college students of color. Fellows learn about ADKX operations and visit other area museums. Adirondack Diversity Solutions will help recruit and mentor students.
HAMILTON COUNTY will receive $217,735 for Consolidated Solid Waste and Recycling Implementation.
Hamilton County local governments support five solid waste and recycling transfer stations and three collection sites throughout the County. This project will implement the improvements to the collection, transfer, and marketing of recyclables, and the disposal of solid waste that were identified in a shared services study completed by the county and local governments.
TOWN OF INDIAN LAKE will receive $90,000 for its Regional Tourism Marketing Plan.
The Town of Indian Lake will implement a strategic branding and marketing initiative to increase tourism and drive economic development in Indian Lake and the Adirondack region.

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