Friday, July 8, 2016
TWC: Losers in Downtown Sweepstakes Left to Ponder What They Did Wrong
The $10M downtown prizes handed out to one community in each of the state's economic development zones left most applicants disappointed, while most citizens know nothing of the process that leads to the award.
If you read what is said about this system, you hear all this talk of what's good for the "region". The "region" as defined by the Second Floor.
One thing is for sure. No one will speak out about the system as there is other grant money and use of flippant terms like "hunger games" is not something someone in offce would say.
Plattsburgh won this prize, so the whole thing is a good idea there. Perhaps they won because they followed the instructions better, matching their proposal to the criteria.