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Seneca County considers potential sites, grants for new industrial park

Last week, the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) announced they will seek state and federal grants for a new industrial park at a yet-to-be-determined location.

IDA Executive Director Sarah Davis delivered her first-quarter report at the agency’s March 24 meeting. David said the agency will apply for a state grant program called Focused Attraction of Shovel-Ready Tracts New York (FAST NY), for which $200 million was allocated by Governor Kathy Hochul in her state budget proposal, according to Finger Lakes Times.

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Additionally, the Seneca County IDA plans to apply for the federal Opportunities for Non-Developed Sites to have Opportunities for Rehabilitation for Economic Development (ONSHORE Act). If enacted, the grant program would provide $100 million for five years through the Economic Development Administration for site readiness, logistics, workforce development, and distribution.

The MRB Group has conducted a feasibility study of three potential sites for the new industrial park. Davis said negotiations are still underway to purchase one of the three sites.



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