The city of Batavia will receive $10 million in funding and investments as the Finger Lakes winner of the second round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, Gov. Cuomo’s office said.

As in the first round of the DRI, one municipality from each of the state’s 10 regional economic development regions will be selected as a $10 million winner, marking another overall state goal to target $100 million in

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funding and investments to help communities identify catalytic downtown projects to boost the local economy.

Batavia’s second-round DRI win entitles it state funding and investments to revitalize its downtown neighborhoods and generate new opportunities for long-term growth. Batavia now joins the city of Geneva, which was the Finger Lakes region’s winner in the first DRI round.

The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council went through a competitive review process of proposals from communities throughout the region and considered eight criteria, including open and robust community engagement, before recommending Batavia as its nominee for winner.