The DEC is willing to address any other questions that may arise.
Governor Andrew Cuomo requested the development of this letter, and several New York State Departments were copied, including the NYS Department of Health Commissioner.
Originally SMCC planned to locate in Pennsylvania. New York State offered the company an incentive proposal to establish the battery recycling facility at the Huron Campus in Endicott. The company must create 86 full-time positions to achieve the incentive.
New York has one of the most aggressive clean energy strategies in the world. The State formed 76 West, one of the world’s largest business plan competitions focused on emerging clean energy technology companies in the Southern Tier. We are very hopeful that one of the competition winners, Charge C4V, will locate a major business venture, Imperium3, at the Huron Campus to manufacture cheaper and environmentally friendly Lithium-ion Batteries. Low-cost energy storage development is key to the creation of the smart grid and cleaner forms of transportation. We expect many suppliers to Imperium3 will establish offices in the Village. The overall job impact is estimated to be in the thousands.
BAE Endicott is a major developer of hybrid buses serving transit markets around the world. All of these developments come together to create an industry cluster in clean energy technology. Products made in Endicott will provide health benefits locally in New York State and around the Globe.
Furthermore, we have received approval to invest in projects to build new gateways to our community, improve streetscapes on Washington Avenue, and replace parking lots. These projects will make a great difference in our downtown area’s look and feel and help us attract the employees needed. Finally, the Village of Endicott has reached a point where real progress is ahead. We are excited about these developments and the opportunities they represent to our Village. We will work with all of our residents to continue this progress.
Mayor Linda Jackson