BUFFALO, N.Y. - Plans are starting to fall into place for how the state will spend $1 billion over the next five years to help jumpstart the Western New York economy.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently released a blueprint that will guide how the money will be spent. That plan was developed by the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council, headed by local businessman Howard Zemsky.
Jim Heaney, editor of Investigative Post, our watchdog reporting partner, interviewed Zemsky about what ails the local economy, how the $1 billion will be spent and the controversial decision to invest state funds to help a company that has lost a lot of money in recent years.
WEB EXTRA: For more on the interview with Zemsky, visit the Investigative Post website.