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Businesses, local governments face Friday deadline to apply for state aid

State officials and members of the Long Island

State officials and members of the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council at last year's state aid awards ceremony in Albany. Photo Credit: Tim Roske

Long Island developers, businesses and local governments have until Friday at 4 p.m. to apply for a portion of up to $750 million in state tax credits and grants, officials said.

Empire State Development, the state's primary business-aid agency, is accepting applications as part of the eighth Regional Economic Development Councils competition.

The Long Island Regional Economic Development Council will review the local applications and make funding recommendations to Albany. Winners are expected to be announced in December.

The Island has won $571 million for 688 projects since 2011, the second most of the state's 10 regions.

More information can be found at on.ny.gov/1oin2kt or by sending an email to nys-longisland@esd.ny.gov.

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