Regional Economic Development Council meets to discuss progress

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - The full Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council, which covers six counties, met Friday at Herkimer College.

Members discussed Opportunity Agenda, a STEM initiative at Edmeston Central School. Also, NYSERDA reps presented strategy for cleaner and greener communities in the Mohawk Valley.

The Regional Economic Development Council began in 2011 and was recognized as a top performer in the state in 2013. The council currently oversees about 200 projects and $200 million in state funding.

"We have been involved in such things as trying to attract funding for the Quad C development at SUNYIT, for Fage Yogurt in Fulton County and for other important projects throughout the region that create jobs," said Ken Tompkins, executive director of the Mohawk Regional Development Council.

The Economic Development Council is anticipating a fourth round of funding for the six-county region.

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