Central New York and Mohawk Valley Partners Submit Multi-million Dollar Application to Compete in Build Back Better Regional Challenge
Posted on March 27, 2022
Collaborative Proposal from Coalition of 57 Partners Highlights Expertise Needed to Lead National Reshoring Efforts
Application builds on more than a decade of regional collaboration to develop high-growth tech sectors
Syracuse, NY – CenterState CEO and a coalition of 57 public, private, nonprofit, academic and for-profit entities across Central New York and the Mohawk Valley joined together to submit a phase two application for the Build Back Better Regional Challenge (BBBRC), a central component of the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s American Rescue Plan. These coalition partners proposed nine distinct and interconnected projects that would leverage more than $143 million against a federal investment of $92 million to advance opportunities in the region’s emerging “smart systems” cluster, while also integrating large-scale workforce development programs to ensure that regional growth is inclusive and equitable.
Media Coverage | 10/23/2023
NY SMART I-Corridor Wins Federal Tech Hub Designation
President Biden and Senate Majority Leader Schumer announced that the NY SMART I-Corridor, comprised of partners in Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo and Ithaca, has been designated as federal Tech Hubs by the Economic Development…