Spitzer promises upstate economic development
New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is outlining economic development projects for upstate New York.
Last week, in Buffalo he pledged expansion of the Peace Bridge between the United States and Canada would begin by 2009.
Bottlenecks at the bridge, he said, were preventing New Yorkers from taking “advantage of opportunities afforded by the international border. Western New York’s economy cannot afford any further delays.”
He also unveiled proposals for revitalization of the city’s waterfront.
This week, he proposed four projects in the Rochester area, including:
' A $9 million food processing, agriculture research and warehousing facility adjacent to the OATKA Milk Products Facility in Batavia in Genesee County.
' A Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park, designed to foster the creation of innovative technologies and economic growth in the food and agriculture sectors.
' A Viticulture and Organic Market Center for the Finger Lakes wine industry and organic farms in the region.