North Country Gets $90.2M In State Grants


The north country has been awarded $90.2 million in grant money from the state. 

It's part of the New York is Open for Business Campaign and is put towards specific business projects. 

This is the second year in a row the north country has won big. 

Last year, the region received $103 million.

The money is split up between 10 regions in New York and is supposed to be used to develop long-term plans for economic growth. 

We talked to Clarkson University president and North Country Regional Council co-chair Tony Collins, who had a big part in getting this money for the north country. 

He says the money will go towards two housing projects related to Fort Drum, a broadband project in the Adirondacks and other things.

"That's the name of the game for us is small projects across the region that are consistent with the strategic plan. So, so far so good and we'll go back to work again," said Collins. 

The total money given away by the state on Wednesday was $738 million and was split up between 725 projects across the state.

See Governor Cuomo's news release

See list of approved projects

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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