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November 21, 2011

NYC Regional Economic Development Council's draft strategic plan: priority projects involve the food industry, clean tech, incubators for artists and small biz (but there may be wiggle room for Atlantic Yards)

Atlantic Yards Report

Well, the New York City Regional Economic Development Council has issued its Draft Strategic Plan (also embedded below) and, contrary to my speculation last month, there's virtually nothing about Atlantic Yards in the competition (with other regions) for packages of state economic development subsidies.

Rather, the priority projects involve the food industry, clean tech, an incubator for artists and others, and a small business incubator. Here's the 11/15/11 press release. The strategic plan review, in which regions compete, will be next week.

Then again, as described below, if Atlantic Yards--despite being excluded from the Downtown Brooklyn rezoning--is considered part of the Downtown Brooklyn "Opportunity Zone," then some state assistance could be steered there.

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Posted by eric at November 21, 2011 12:07 PM