Saratoga County received some $4.3 million in economic and community development funding through Round VIII of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative. The funding covers 10 projects.
The money is part of $67 million awarded to 95 projects in the Capital Region. The state awarded a total of $763 million statewide.
Key among the local funding was $1,695,000 awarded to Saratoga Performing Arts Center for two different projects.
Some $195,000 is for a multi-media marketing campaign designed to increase cultural tourism. SPAC will increase cultural tourism to Saratoga Springs and the Capital District overall, by creating and executing an integrated marketing campaign (Television, Digital/Social media and print) to promote it as a world class arts and culture destination to travel decision makers in suburban communities.
Some $1 million is to replace aging infrastructure and provide new facilities. These facilities will include classroom and gathering spaces that will be utilized in expanding educational programs, audience development and community engagement activities benefiting the diverse and underserved populations.