Maloney and Lowey Announce Investment in Job Creation for the Hudson Valley
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (NY-17) announced an investment for the Hudson Valley Regional Council to establish a comprehensive economic development plan to attract private investments. The $60,000 investment from the Economic Development Agency will continue to strengthen the partnership between communities and businesses in the Hudson Valley.
“After leaving the Clinton White House, I built and ran my own company, so I know from personal experience that the private sector is America’s job creation engine. Through this strategic partnership with the Hudson Valley Regional Council, we can leverage private investments to create jobs and spur much-needed economic growth in the Hudson Valley,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.
“This is an important investment in our region’s economic future,” said Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland). “Through a partnership with the Hudson Valley Regional Council, public and private sector stakeholders from across the Hudson Valley can continue to come together to create a long-term, full-throated plan for creating jobs and boosting our economy.”
“The Hudson Valley Regional Council is proud to continue our long standing partnership with the EDA in helping to assist our communities with federal funding and grant opportunities that will bring jobs back to the Hudson Valley,” said Patricia Pomeroy, Executive Director of the Hudson Valley Regional Council.
Since 1978, the HVRC has worked with local municipalities and organizations to assist with applications for federal funding and grant opportunities for economically distressed communities in our region. The HVRC has used this grant to assist communities with hazard mitigation funding, and grant applications for disaster assistance following Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Tropical Storm Lee. Currently, the Hudson Valley Regional Council is comprised of Duchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties and the cities of Kingston, Middletown, Mount Vernon, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, and Yonkers.