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North Country wins $90M in economic development funds

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ALBANY, N.Y. -

For the second year in a row the North Country has cashed in on the Regional Economic Development Council.

The Cuomo Administration awarded the region $90 million. It will be used for 82 projects. Some of them include building a slaughterhouse in Ticonderoga, a gas pipeline from Vermont to the International Paper mill, promoting tourism, renovating the Strand Theater in Plattsburgh and upgrading infrastructure across the region.

"This is working, it's working my friends. It's only been two years and you can't expect the entire economy to turn around in two years. 8You are not going to see a dramatic increase in the numbers quickly, but you can feel a different energy about New York, and there's a different reputation and perception, you read about it in the polls, is way up, consumer confidence is way up. People believe in the state again," said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York.

Last year, the North Country Council received $103 million-- the second-highest amount among the 10 councils around the state.

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