On Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he would meet with President Donald Trump to discuss the ways the federal government can help jumpstart the economy in New York.
The meeting will focus around infrastructure projects that need federal approval – including the LaGuardia AirTrain, the Cross-Hudson Tunnels and the Second Avenue Subway expansion – to help supercharge the economy.
The Governor also announced the state is continuing to direct resources and focus targeted efforts on reducing the spread of COVID-19 in lower-income and predominately minority neighborhoods in New York City that are most impacted by the COVID-19 virus and continue to see a disproportionately high number of new COVID cases every day. These efforts will help New York City meet the seven metrics required to begin reopening.
“We’re turning the page on the COVID-19 pandemic and we’re focusing on two tracks going forward – monitoring the reopening and supercharging the reopening,” Governor Cuomo said. “We’re starting to reopen in nearly every region all across the state – we have a dashboard available so every New Yorker can see the numbers every day and our regional control groups are studying the numbers and the data. As the reopening process continues, we have to supercharge the reopening to make sure that the economy doesn’t just bounce back, but that it comes back better and stronger than ever.”