wny regional economic development council WNY receiving $68.8M in latest Regional Economic Development Council awards By Michael Mroziak • Dec 13, 2017 courtesy governor.ny.gov Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other state leaders on Wednesday gathered in Albany to announce an estimated $800 million in awards for the state's Regional Economic Development Councils. Western New York will receive $68.8 million for more than 100 projects. Listen Listening... / 1:13 WBFO's Michael Mroziak reports. Kennedy trying to drum up support for Skyway removal By Chris Caya • May 10, 2013 File photo Ahead of a roundtable discussion on the future of the Skyway being held in Buffalo next week, a local member of the state delegation is trying to increase support for removing the span.