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Links roundup—IDA & LDC edition

September 22, 2011

  • The CEO of the Erie County IDA doesn’t “want the legacy of the ECIDA to be a family dollar store,” but the board voted to approve a subsidy package for the project anyway. [Buffalo Business First]
  • The comptroller has found some serious LDC problems in Ramapo and Monroe County. [Public Authorities Blog]
  • A PILOT agreement for a new T.J. Maxx in Lakewood has been put on hold because the local school district wouldn’t agree to the terms set by the Chautauqua County IDA. [Jamestown Post-Journal]
  • A yogurt plant in Batavia being financed by ESDC and the Genesee County IDA received an $58k grant from the USDA. [Buffalo Business First]
  • The Greene County Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Planning has partnered with the Greene County IDA to help businesses that suffered losses from tropical storm Irene. [The Daily Mail]
  • Empire State Development and the New York City IDA are subsidizing a religious book publisher. Church/state concerns, anyone? [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • In an effort to attract new industrial development, the Nassau County IDA approved a PILOT deal for a 95-acre county-owned property in Bethpage that’s under contract for purchase by a developer that wants to attract high tech firms, a film studio, and advanced manufacturers. []
  • A new lithium battery plant opened in Sanborn, after being persuaded to stay in New York State with financial assistance from ESDC, the New York Power Authority, and the Niagara County IDA. [Buffalo News]
  • The New York City Economic Development Corporation says that 20 dead trees at the Queens Plaza Streetscape are under warranty and will be replaced free of charge. [MSNBC]
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