Mohawk Valley Economic Development Growth Enterprises Corporation ("EDGE") in Oneida County, NY views a $300,000 USEPA brownfields grant as a shot in the arm for the local economy, helping it to shake off the effects of the pandemic.
The investigation of countywide brownfields is the key to unlocking their development potential and positively influencing the values of surrounding properties.
EDGE Board Chairman Rocco Arcuri Sr. said the award of the brownfield money comes at a perfect time, “As we emerge from this global pandemic, rethinking and revitalizing our communities is more important than ever. For years we have been working with our municipal partners to transform the regional economy. Finally, now we will have the funding to assist with the difficult tasks of investigation and remediation planning for strategic buildings and sites plaguing our downtowns, waterfronts, and village centers.'