After 3 years, North County tops regional council awards list

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The North County has outpaced all other regions in the state’s Regional Economic Development Council awards, gathering a total of nearly a quarter-billion dollars in grants, tax breaks and other state-funded incentives since the program launched in 2011.

The northern-most council, which spans the Adirondacks, has taken in a total of $274.7 million over the first three years of the regional council program, while Central New York came in second at $264.4 million.

Bringing up the rear? New York City, which totaled $175 million, or $20 million less than the Capital Region, the next-lowest council.

The third round of the awards were announced Wednesday.

The Mid-Hudson region, which runs from Sullivan and Dutchess counties south through Westchester, had the sixth-highest three-year total at $219.4 million. The Finger Lakes council, which includes the Rochester area, is fourth at $224.8 million, followed by the Southern Tier at $222.4 million.

Via the Democrat and Chronicle’s Len LaCara, here’s an interactive look at three years’ worth of regional council awards:

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