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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Curran and NCIDA Kessel Announce Nassau to Incentivize Environmentally-Friendly Economic Projects

Nassau County, NY – Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (NCIDA) Chairman Richard Kessel announced today that the NCIDA Board unanimously voted to improve the County’s general environmental and economic health by adopting a formal policy to incentivize environmental protection and water conservation by Nassau businesses. This policy will prioritize the use of financial incentives to encourage Nassau County industries to construct improvements and renovations to better protect the communities in which they operate against pollution and contamination and to equip their facilities to maximize water conservation.

Nassau County is committed to offering crucial financing to encourage industries to take the necessary steps to make their businesses more environmentally sound. NCIDA financing will make a significant difference in promoting healthier communities while also promoting beneficial economic activity and job retention and creation among the businesses that sell, install, construct, or reconstruct the relevant equipment and facilities.  

“As we recover from the pandemic, Nassau County is investing in a sustainable economic recovery that will support thousands of good-paying jobs and improve the living conditions of communities disproportionately harmed by industrial pollution. My administration is committed to the conservation, protection and improvement of our natural resources and the environment. I thank Chairman Kessel and the IDA Board for enacting this policy, as well as County Legislator Bynoe for spearheading this important effort,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.

“This new policy will assist companies who want to contribute to a cleaner environment for the good of the public and their own employees,” said Nassau County Industrial Development Agency Chairman, Richard Kessel. “The NCIDA will assist in encouraging companies to take full advantage of these benefits; especially in areas that have environmental problems that need remediation.”

“Throughout its action, the Nassau County IDA created an important new tool that will benefit ongoing efforts to protect the environment, improve public health, and advance the cause of environmental justice here in Nassau County,” Nassau County Legislator Siela A. Bynoe said. “I am deeply appreciative to Chairman Kessel and his IDA colleagues for taking my recommendations to heart and working collaboratively to achieve a fruitful outcome that will mitigate industrial pollution and conserve our natural resources for future generations. 

This policy will become effective September 1st, 2021. 

 

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