Assemblymember Dennis Gabryszak (D-Cheektowaga) announced his support of Governor Cuomo’s recently issued Executive Budget proposal, which earmarks funds for a number of Western New York-based programs.
The proposal contains the initial phases of a $1 billion economic development package known as the Buffalo Regional Innovation Cluster. He has challenged Western New York’s Regional Council to develop a plan that will create thousands of jobs and stimulate at least $5 billion in investment and economic activity.
“The governor’s proposed budget includes funding that Western New York desperately needs and I will fight to ensure that these initiatives are present in the final budget,” said Gabryszak. “These programs will create jobs, jumpstart our economy and put local families on the path to fiscal stability.”
Also included in the proposed budget are earmarks of $15 million to go toward improving the Peace Bridge, a portion of $84 million in critical economic development initiatives to be allocated to retaining the Buffalo Bills and $200 million to be dispersed through a second round of Regional Council awards.