Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced a United States Economic Development Administration (EDA) investment pf $70,000 has been awarded to the Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning Board. This EDA planning investment supports the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for the region served by the planning board, which includes Clinton, Essex, Hamilton, Warren, and Washington counties. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy. 

“I am excited to announce that the Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning Board will be receiving this important investment to support them in their efforts” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Both Lake George and Lake Champlain are important areas of recreation and tourism, driving economic activity in their respective regions. It’s essential that the Planning Board receive this funding to implement the best economic development strategies to support private capital investment and job creation in the region, to keep our local economies thriving.”