By: Carlos DePonce
Buffalo, NY – Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D) met with Hispanic businesses and community leaders in Buffalo’s Westside today. The Assemblywoman discussed efforts to boost Non-for-Profit and minority participation in the expanding growth of Buffalo’s economy.
“We all benefit when we leverage State, City and federal resources into local economic development – from entrepreneurship and innovation to infrastructure and workforce investment,” People-Stokes said. “That’s why I’m glad to be in Buffalo’s Westside today – tackling the important issues to help ensure a bright future for the next generations.”
As a member of the State Assembly, People- Stokes helped secure the Buffalo Billion, which Governor Cuomo spearheaded to help revitalize Buffalo’s economy.
During the meeting at the Belle Center, People Stokes share information on possible funding streams that could be used to expand business development into long neglected neighborhoods such as the Westside and offered ideas on ways to benefit from project currently underway such as the Niagara street corridor (Avenida San Juan) which is scheduled for $16 million in improvements.
Assemblywomen People-Stokes pledged support from her staff in accessing resource to improve the community and scheduled follow up meetings with the Hispanic community.
Photo by: Jack Norton