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Hudson Valley awarded $59 million for economic growth

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Albany/HV: Hudson Valley awarded $59 million for economic growth
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- More than $59 million is coming to the Hudson Valley to help boost the region's economy.

In Albany on Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo and other state leaders announced more than $700 million in state funding and tax incentives would be made available to each of the state's regions.

There are 824 projects statewide receiving award money.

$1.5 million will be going towards the Kingston Connectivity Project, which is focusing on infrastructure improvements and the rail trail.

$1.0 million will go towards the construction of a new biomass plant in Orange County, that will produce clean energy from waste, and another million will fund the 3-D printing initiative at SUNY New Paltz.

"Primarily what we will do is acquire more 3D printing equipment, and our goal is to continue to support our certificate curriculum here on campus and make the equipment available to regional business and industry in 3-D printing to help foster economic growth surrounding digital design and fabrication," said Donald Christian, the SUNY New Paltz President.

This fall semester was the first semester the 3D printing curriculum was available for students.

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