Please see the email below from the NYS I Love NY program.  As time is of the essence, please forward the information directly to Eric Scheffel and cc me at

Please do not hesitate to contact our office, should you need any assistance during these difficult times.  We have two loan funds available to assist with working capital needs and reconstruction.  We are also working with other government agencies to assess the damage in our County.


Dear Industry Partner,
We are working with the Governor’s Office in tracking the economic impact of Hurricane Irene in New York State. That said, we are requesting any data or anecdotal information you may have regarding tourism spending or decreases in spending since the storm, especially for the Labor Day weekend. If you do not yet have hard numbers, any information about major closures of destinations or cancelled events, including estimated losses would be very useful.  Please submit by 4PM today as the Governor’s Office is requesting a preliminaryupdate by close of business. Sorry for the short turnaround time, but our email system has been offline most of the day. Information received after today will certainly be used in a follow up report.
Please email your information to Eric Scheffel at  We will continue to work with you in the coming weeks to keep you informed.
Edward Maitino | Managing Director, Division of Marketing, Advertising and Tourism
Empire State Development
(518) 292-5360

About Montgomery County Business Development Center
The Montgomery County Business Development Center is a comprehensive resource for business and economic development and planning services throughout Montgomery County. Available services include business development and technical assistance; company and facility siting; workforce and labor development; and government coordination, including permit processes and Empire Zone incentives. In addition, the Center provides County Planning services and grant writing. The Montgomery County Business Development Center is comprised of the Montgomery County Industrial Development Agency and the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development and Planning. The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development and Planning is also the Tourism Promotion Agency for Montgomery County.
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Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 1500, Fonda, NY 12068