I trust you are all aware of the exceptional showing Rockland made in the most recent round of economic development grants awarded under the Governor’s CFA process.
Seventeen Rockland entities were awarded funds for 19 projects totaling almost $17 million. Four of those projects were considered Priority Projects by the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council and were so confirmed by the State. One of those projects was the Anellotech project at the Pfizer campus.
Anellotech is investing $20 million in a 21st century bio process that takes non-food waste products out of the waste stream and turns them into useful products. And, the company is planning to expand its scientific and engineering workforce as a result. These are high-level, high-paying positions, many of which are going to Rocklanders. These are the R&D jobs of the future and they are here now.
But, there are people who would deny us the opportunity to become a leading community in the new world of high-tech, bio research and development. People who are fearful of the new technologies and are unwilling, or unable, to accept the findings of organizations they themselves had asked for input.
The January General Membership Luncheon featured our own Al Samuels, President/CEO of the Rockland Business Association who presented the "State of the RBA: The Job Ahead".
The Rockland County Budget Crisis: How it happened, and plotting a course to fiscal health
A white-paper study commissioned by the Rockland Business Association
in partnership with Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress
General Membership Luncheon
11:30 - 1:30 pm
RBA members awarded 12 grants in New York's 2014 CFA process
The passing of the gavel
Rub Elbows membership drive winners
Fuel for thought: New York's Winter Energy Challenges
SuperCross 2014, or 'The Rockland,' is a huge success!
Welcome New Members
Partners and Sponsors
Dominican College: 'Fourth Annual Impact on the Economy' discussion is Jan. 9
Rockland Boulders: 2015 season announced
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