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Mohawk Valley Brownfields Developer Summit set for April

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HERKIMER, N.Y. — The second annual Mohawk Valley Brownfields Developer Summit, set for April 25-26 at Herkimer County Community College, continues the collaborative efforts between economic-development agencies across the six counties of the Mohawk Valley and Mohawk Valley Economic Development District, Inc. (MVEDD).

The event provides developers an in-person chance to network, explore, and invest in the Mohawk Valley.

“The summit provides an opportunity to connect brownfield developers with local economic leaders who have sites ready for remediation to push economic growth in the region,” Stephen Smith, MVEDD executive director, said in a release.

The region has unique development opportunities. It received Downtown Revitalization Initiatives (DRI) and Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) awards for Herkimer, Amsterdam, Gloversville, Little Falls, Rome, and Utica. Ilion received a Restore NY grant.

Area economic leaders are focusing on preparing sites for industrial, commercial, residential, and infill development, especially in light of the passing of the CHIPS and Science Act and investments in the semiconductor industry in the region.

Event speakers will spotlight the benefits of investing in the Mohawk Valley area. Experts from the public and private sectors will discuss the region’s needs, redevelopment opportunities, and available financial incentives. Summit organizers will showcase sites that are prioritized for redevelopment.

To register for the event and view prioritized sites, visit            

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