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Hudson Valley News
Thu May 16, 2013
Regional Economic Development Council Plans
ALBANY – Business leaders in the Hudson Valley, members of the governor’s Regional Economic Development Council, Wednesday mapped out their plans for the third year of program.
Co-chairman Dennis Murray, president of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, said the council plans on capitalizing on the successes of the first two years of the grant program to promote business, economic development growth and jobs.
The group plans to look at supporting major destination-resorts tied to food and beverage, eco- or historical tourism, and they are looking at the former Pfizer facility in Pearl River for repurposing, Murray told the governor and lieutenant governor.
Westchester Business Council President Marsha Gordon also said the new Tappan Zee Bridge will play a major role in the growth of the regional economy.