The invitation to the event, obtained by Gannett’s Albany Bureau and first reported this morning by the Albany Business Review, says that Regional Council Awards Ceremony will be held starting at 9:30 a.m.
The invitations went out last night to the council members.
Cuomo has turned events on the regional development councils into big productions. An “Open For Business” conference in September to tout the work of the 10 regional development councils was headlined by former President Bill Clinton and moderated by another CNBC personality, Ron Insana.
The 10 regional councils are vying for a piece of $200 million in state funding and tax incentives being offered by the state for innovative job-creation projects. The top four regions will get $40 million each; the other six will split the remaining $40 million.
An additional $800 million in existing grants, tax breaks and energy incentives are also available for private and public development projects vetted by the regional councils.
The councils this week made their pitch in Albany before a five-member grading panel, which will decide the winners.