The Councils in New York State have had a long history in the areas of regional aviation planning and technical assistance to strengthen local airports. Both the Federal Aviation Administration and New York State DOT have provided ongoing financial support for these efforts.
Activities have inclueded economic impact studies, business plans, land use analysis, operations and revenue analysis, GIS mapping, strategic plan development, development needs studies and opportunities. Aviation staff also participate in state and regional aviation conferences to share expericnes and gather information on new trends, federal development financing and other areas which are most relevant to local airports across the state.
Currently the aviation lead agency contact is Paul Howard, with the GFLRPC based in Rochester.
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The Regional Planning Councils serve as the New York State-designated Affiliate Data Centers.
The Regional Planning Councils assess and enhance regional telecommunication resources to provide economic development opportunities in conjunction with the New York State Empire State Development Corporation.