September 17, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Collins Announce More Than $412,000 In Federal Funding For Livingston County

Funding Will Be Used to Construct Roadways and Make Improvements to Critical Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Chris Collins today announced $412,500 in federal funding for Livingston County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) Economic Development Administration (EDA) and will be used to construct roadways and other public infrastructure in order to support and expand businesses within the Crossroads Commerce Park in Livingston County. This project is expected to save 63 jobs, create 17 jobs and leverage $1.13 million in private investments.  

“This is great news for Livingston County, which will use these federal funds to build roadways and make other crucial infrastructure upgrades to expand and improve Crossroads Commerce Park,” said Senator Schumer. “This project is an investment in the local jobs that will be sustained and created in the area and in spurring future development that will now be able to take place in the business park.”

“Boosting economic development is a top priority in order to achieve long-term stability in our communities,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This investment for Livingston County will support growth in the area and help maintain and create jobs.”

“I am happy I was able to help secure the grant provided to Livingston County’s IDA that will allow the local community to capitalize on its excellent growth and development opportunities,” said Congressman Collins. “Most importantly, the Crossroads Common Park project will protect existing jobs and create numerous new job opportunities.”

“Enthusiasm is high as we move forward with the expansion of the road/infrastructure in Crossroads Commerce Park which, with much appreciated assistance from the EDA, will create jobs and new development opportunities for Livingston County,” said Eric Gott, Chairman, Livingston County Board of Supervisors and IDA Board member.

“Our Industrial Development Agency has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to encouraging and pursuing opportunities for economic development in Livingston County.  With this funding from EDA, we will see invaluable business and job growth,” said Julie Marshall, Executive Director, Livingston County IDA.

“EDA's investment in the Crossroads Commerce park is welcomed news for our regional economy and acknowledgement that Livingston County's dynamic workforce, strategic location, and attractive quality of life makes this a great place to do business,” said Ian Coyle, Livingston County Administrator.

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is a bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce. EDA grants are awarded through a competitive process based upon the application’s merit, the applicant’s eligibility, and the availability of funds, and focuses on investing in projects that foster job creation and attract private investment supporting development in communities across the country. More information on EDA’s grant process and investment process can be found at www.eda.gov.