New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a $17.1 million investment for New York Works projects that will call for 31 flood-control systems and dam repair projects in western New York.

New York Works is designed to reinvent state economic development with innovative new strategies that will put New Yorkers back to work rebuilding the state’s infrastructure.

The task force will help create tens of thousands of jobs by coordinating comprehensive capital plans, overseeing investment in infrastructure projects, and accelerating hundreds of critical projects across the state.

“For the second year in a row, New York State has passed a transformative and balanced budget that holds the line on spending, while focusing on job creation and government efficiency,” Cuomo said.

“The centerpiece of this budget is the New York Works program, which will help rebuild our aging infrastructure, including our dams and flood control systems, to protect people and property throughout our state,”

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