The New York City Regional Economic Development Council is seeking proposals for projects it could recommend as priorities for the second round of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s regional council initiative.
The development council chooses priority projects based on their ability to stimulate job creation, private-sector investment and transformational economic growth.
It has scheduled a public forum for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Richard Harris Terrace at Borough of Manhattan Community College at 199 Chambers St. in New York City.
Interested companies and organizations should testify at the forum and submit supplemental materials as well. The council’s strategic plan is available at www.nyworks.ny.gov/content/New York City.
Cuomo has launched a second round of up to $750 million in economic development funding.
That amount includes $220 million to implement regional strategic plans and support priority projects — $150 million in capital and $70 million in tax credits from the Excelsior Jobs Program — and over $530 million from state agency programs to support regionally significant economic development projects.