Monticello, NY – Sullivan County Manager Josh Potosek encourages local residents and businesspeople to tune in to a Zoom meeting this Thursday, September 7 to discuss State grant funding priorities for economic development.
“This is a significant opportunity to let State decisionmakers know what and how we want to stimulate our economy, attract jobs and grow our downtowns,” Potosek remarked. “Our comments will inform the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council’s (REDC’s) update of its strategic plan.”
The REDC reviews all projects submitted for grant funding through the State’s Consolidated Funding Application process, via which projects in Sullivan County have received over $39 million since the first regional plan was established in 2011.
“Sullivan County is a major player in the regional economy, having stayed at the very top of Statewide job growth gains for the past two years,” observed Potosek. “We are the least expensive spot in the mid-Hudson to realize projects large and small, and we need to let the Council know we’re ready to undertake economic development backed by crucial State assistance.”
Facilitated by Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, Thursday’s Zoom meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Registration is necessary: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83141634232 or call Robin at 845-565-4900.