The Discovery Campus Groundbreaking


Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council priority project will create and retain 430 jobs and generate over $12 million annually in local economic activity

Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy today joined local officials to break ground on the Finger Lakes Museum, a new educational and cultural center that will be located on the Discovery Campus in Branchport, along Keuka Lake.

The project was identified by the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council as a priority project in 2011 and was awarded $2.3 million to support the renovation of the former Branchport Elementary School into a historical center highlighting the Finger Lakes region.

“The Finger Lakes Museum is a transformational project that will create much-needed jobs and provide a significant boost for the tourism industry and local-area businesses,” said Lieutenant Governor Robert J. Duffy. “The Finger Lakes region is one of the most beautiful areas of New York State, as well as our country, and the Museum will serve to reinforce its history and aesthetic beauty. The Regional Council demonstrated great forward-thinking vision in identifying this priority project that uses our past to build a path toward a brighter economic future. We are extremely pleased to see it breaking ground and moving forward with constructing the Discovery Campus, and I look forward to coming back to visit the completed Museum and learn even more about the history and culture of my home-town region.”

Click the following link to read the full press release: Groundbreaking Press Release 8.16.12

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