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The Senate Majority Leader was in Batavia Thursday morning to a announce $2-million grant for the high tech manufacturing park located in the town of Alabama.

County lawmakers were also in Batavia for the announcement. State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer and Assemblyman Steve Hawley also made their remarks at the event. 

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos said the funding will be used for design work such roadways, electric and water service at the 13-hundred acre Science Technology and Advanced ManufacturingPark.

"The investment we are announcing today will make STAMP a shovel ready industrial mega site. We all know that the resources needed to attract businesses to Western New York are already here, a skilled workforce, excellent institutions of high education and a solid infrastructure," said Skelos. 

Skelos said when finished the STAMP project is projected to create many jobs in the area. 

President and CEO of Genesee County Economic Development Center Steve Hyde projects that the site will create around 9,300 jobs. 

Skelos will also be attending a re-election fundraiser for State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer in ErieCounty tonight.


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