Posted by: Michelle Carter
BREWSTER, N.Y.- Through work with Regional Economic Development Councils, state Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I- Patterson) announced Tuesday almost $2 Million in economic development funding has been secured for Putnam County.
“While we can always do better, I am so proud that our region has done so well over the past three rounds of the Regional Economic Development Councils. I would like to see Putnam get an even larger share next time, yet we need the towns and local stakeholders to get more involved to do so,” Ball said. “There are enormous opportunities within the Hudson Valley to create jobs, but government fundamentally must get the out of the way and let these entrepreneurs and business owners to do what they do best. At the end of the day, while these dollars are important, it is continued teamwork that will create the jobs. Job creators and employers must be allowed to do what they do best, without governmental constraints. I look forward to continuing to work with local partners to move these projects forward and continue to deliver for my district.”
Putnam’s share of $59.6 million in Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council funds was $1.95 million. Among the projects earning funds are a plan to study redevelopment of Brewster’s Main Street corridor, revitalization and development of the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail, linking Constitution Island in Cold Spring with the City of Beacon Train Station. That project includes a plan to create safer access between the Breakneck train stop and Breakneck Ridge trailhead.
A new contract manufacturer is also coming to Putnam. Clear Solution Labs has been awarded $1 million to open a new plant which will produce health, beauty and over the counter products, pressed powders, and high alcohol processed products. (ARTICLE)