Officials in Auburn and Cayuga County weren’t concerned earlier this year when the city lost to Cortland in Governor Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative contest. Cayuga Strategic Solutions Executive Director Tracy Verrier and others said many of the projects were also vying for Regional Economic Development Council funding.
Those awards were announced last week, and Verrier says things will happen early in 2018.
She said on Monday’s Finger Lakes Morning News another upside is the awards are not limited to Auburn. A total of 26 projects across all of Cayuga County will share part of the $86 Million awarded to the five-county Central NY Regional Economic Development Council.