FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 9, 2017
Meredith DanielsBrooklyn Chamber of Commerce718-875-1000, ext. 111[email protected]amber.com
STATEMENT REGARDING GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO’S VITAL BROOKLYN INITIATIVE
“We want to commend Governor Cuomo for his Vital Brooklyn Initiative which will pump $1.4 billion into Brooklyn’s most underserved areas,” said Brooklyn Chamber President and CEO Andrew Hoan.
“As Brooklyn continues to grow jobs in the private sector, there’s no reason why residents of Central Brooklyn shouldn’t get the proper training and access to these jobs.
“The Governor’s eight-pronged strategy will also work to transform community health and wellness in Central and Eastern Brooklyn. We thank him for recognizing that it is necessary for every Brooklynite to have access to primary care doctors and mental health facilities.
“In targeting communities like East New York, Brownsville, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights, the Governor is offering inclusive resources that will assist people in every neighborhood, and business sector, in meeting a range of needs for thriving, growing and expanding in Brooklyn and beyond.
We look forward to working with our state legislators to help advance this series of initiatives, outlined here.”